Monday, January 12, 2009
This morning I woke up early and made the three hour trip from my dad's house to Austin so that I could attend spring orientation. The sky was clear and the near-full moon hung low in the western sky, illuminating rolling cow pastures and guiding me the whole way. Overall it was a very pleasant trip, except that once I neared Austin I hit the morning traffic rush. Orientation at the university was interesting. I sat in various auditoriums amongst a surreal wash of young kids, with the realization sinking in that I'm really here and about to do this.