New Direction, New Beginning

I’m sitting in a hotel room in Boston with my family, ready to move in to Tufts tomorrow morning. I’m very excited, but predictably scared. It’s a huge change for me – from the countryside of Dover Plains to the urban sprawl of Boston.

In the beginning of this year, I vowed to set a new goal or focus for each month and work at it. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again – I messed up. August was noticeably missing a resolution, but the most important part of accomplishing a goal is getting back on track when knocked off course.

Let’s get back on track. I’m dedicating September to trying new things, meeting new people, and immersing myself in new experiences. Although this is what college is all about, I plan to put special effort into this endeavor. I won’t lay back and let these experience find me; I’m going to go out and seek them myself.

Besides the changes in my life, you may have noticed a change on this blog. Because this is a very symbolic time in my life, a time of transition, I changed the color scheme of the blog to something much more refreshing. It’s only one of many changes that I have lined up for this website when I get some free time.

I don’t know how my blogging will change now that I’m starting college, but I assure you that I will continue to write. I’m not sure how often or about what, but I will always write about the important things in my life and how they may relate to you, especially when it comes to bettering our world.

I hope you’ll stay with me on this journey.

There are 9 responses to “New Direction, New Beginning”


  • Let me be one of the first to say, welcome to Boston!

    Check out Pho Pasteur/Le’s in Harvard Square and in Allston for some of the best damn Vietnamese food around, brown Sugar Cafe on Comm Ave near BU for Thai, and Top of the Hub if you’re in the mood to spend a lot of money on reasonably good food but a spectacular view.

    I love this town. Welcome!

  • Welcome to Boston, Richard. May your future blossom here. Or explode, your choice! :-)

  • Richard,

    I’m nearby Tufts so if you ever need anything shoot me an email. Stay open, enjoy the experience, and welcome to Boston!

    P.S.: Oh and the MBTA planner is a miraculous tool.

  • Let me be the second or third to say, Welcome to Boston!

    Also check out J.P. Licks in Davis Square (near Tufts). Tasty ice cream. I just finished a small oreo cake batter + cookie dough ice cream in a chocolate-sprinkle-dipped waffle cone. Yum!

    And for dorm room supplies, hardware stuff, bookshelves, etc., TAGS Hardware in Porter Square has the best selection of stuff I’ve ever found. I shop there every September because they do such a great job stocking great organizing products. (I also live a block away, which makes it easy.)

    Looking forward to hearing about your journey through the world of college!

  • Weird, did my comment not make it thru? Sorry. Warm welcome and may your life absolutely blossom — or perhaps, explode with potential — in the years that you are here!

  • Also be sure to check out the Peter Pan bus line, which will lead you straight to the center of Amherst…

  • Thanks Christopher! I appreciate the tips. Once I’m settled in, I’ll come back to this post and check all of these things out.

    Laura, sorry about that. Akismet was a little aggressive with your posts and wanted me to approve them. Thank you for the encouragement. :)

    Michelle, watch what you say. I may take you up on it some day. ;) Thank you so much.

    Stever, yay, ice cream and hardware tips! Wow, all of you guys can really whip up a great welcome.

    Kim! Some day not too far from now, I’ll do that. And don’t be a stranger around here, too.

    Really, everyone, you’re all so kind. Thank you.

  • Ricky,
    Let me be the first to say, don’t you dare eat Vietnamese food in Bostonia without me. That would be the end of our friendship.

    And of course good luck and have fun, or whatever.

  • Maia, I wouldn’t dare think of it.

    And don’t you dare eat/drink bread, water, or vanilla ice cream without me. Or something.

    I wish you the most wonderful year imaginable.

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