ohhh how things change.
I remember being a senior in high school excited for my upcoming freshman year at Northeastern University in Boston. My angsty teen self would sit at the piano, banging out “Boston” by Augustana and singing deafeningly (much to my sisters’ dismay).
But…it turns out that starting a “new” life or becoming a “different” person requires much more than just a new place to call home. Real change can only come through changing our beliefs and behaviors. As naive as I was though, I thought that going away to Boston for college would finally make me happy. I could finally be the confident, outgoing, pretty, skinny girl that everyone adored. Well…things didn’t exactly work out the way I planned. I got to Boston, and I was still the shy, awkward girl I’d always been. I’ve talked about my story in detail in many other blog posts, so I’m not going to rehash that all here.
What I will say though, is that I’m back in Boston! I’m still a little shy and still a little awkward. BUT I’m happy in my own skin and with my own personality.
Clearly, I’m a gem
I’m having a lovely time here in Boston. In the first two days of my internship, I’ve already learned a lot I didn’t know about eating disorders and what it is actually like to conduct studies in the field. My research internship is under the direction of Dr. Heather Thompson-Brenner who has contributed immensely to the literature on eating disorders. Seriously, Google her name on Google Scholar and read all her amazing work! She is also just a super nice person in general. I’ll talk in more detail about my internship as I get further into it.
Charlie, the new boyfriend I mentioned in my last post, visited me in Boston this past weekend. The above picture was taken at a T stop when we were en route to the Museum of Fine Arts. It was pouring rain and we were pretty much soaked all day, but we had a great time nonetheless. And we saw lots of great art. I felt very cultured.
BIG NEWS FOR COLLEGEGIRLCOOKING! I FINALLY STOPPED BEING SO CHEAP AND BOUGHT A NEW CAMERA! GET READY FOR A BLOG THAT ONCE AGAIN CONTAINS (SEMI) DECENT PHOTOS. You can expect such photos in 5-8 business days