Medium French Vanilla. Cream. Three sugars. These are probably the
first words that come out of my mouth every morning Monday through Friday.
If you asked for me anywhere in the school, you'd probably hear that
I'm one smart techie when it comes to computers. I doubt that. Or you
can ask for me and people say: "Hey, she owes me five bucks, I never
got my student ID replacement." I've had 20+ people stop me in the hall
and say that. How many times do I have to say that I don't do the stupid
IDs? I just tried to help the person who did fix the computers. Hey,
she owes me five bucks too.
Aside from the coffee and computers, there's a lot to me. Feelings
and emotions rush though this crammed mind more often and faster than
it is healthy. I'm surrounded by the dreams and aspirations of my parents
as well as the problems of a society which I find so many faults in.
Life is such a complicated journey that I don't have a map for. I feel
lost and torn between choices. But what I recently realized is that
happiness is most important. And believe it or not, this epiphany came
about due to the guidance of some members of the BLS community. Last
year I was on the same track as many at the BLS community. It's a lost
track forged by the expectations of everyone in accomplishing everything.
I rode that track and ended up with Bronchitis and quitting both JV
Basketball and my job and the Harvard Library. I've found happiness
is doing what I love and what I want, not what people ask me to do.
I'm not truly satisfied with the map I've made, but no one can be.
In the next two years at BLS, I plan to study a great deal on both computer
sciences and history. Afterwards, I plan to do my undergrad at Yale
and see where it takes me. I may end up in the CEO chair of an Internet
Tycoon or in the courtroom as a lawyer. Or if I get lucky I may create
my own occupation and combine the both.
And last but not least, I want to thank people. I want to thank, mom,
dad, Sally, Nellie and Raymond. Though I say I want to leave Boston
and get away from my family, I still love you very much. I want to thank
Mr. Robert Lee, a mentor and friend I met at BLS whose memory still
makes me cry. I wish you were here today so I could tell you how much
you've done for me. I would also like to thank Mrs. Methelis, Ms. Chi,
Mr. Fulton, Mr. Stone, Ms. Freeman, Mr. Gwiazda and my friends. All
of you have helped me make it this far through BLS. And oh yeah, thanks
to John, Stephen, Christina, Sheila, James, Minh, Dennis, Hector, Wendy,
Purva, Farhana, Nenna, Leah, Jamila, Johhanne, Emily, Steven, Ben and
whoever else put up with me the last couple of weeks with this whole
Seevak project on my mind!