18 December 2008

Bonnes fêtes

I am a wreck and apparently I am supposed to leave for Amsterdam at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. I haven’t packed, and I don’t feel particularly prepared. I also feel that I won’t be able to enjoy it in my current state. But I am working on it.

To clarify: I had to give up the New York Times internship. The rules of the Smith JYA Paris are non-negotiable, and I cannot leave the program before the end without losing all of my credits for the year.

I will get over. I know I will. It’s just hard to realize it now. Hopefully I can enjoy my petit tour of Europe despite my present situation.

Thank you to all those have been supportive during this difficult moment and Happy Holidays à tous!


Spedding into Technology said...

You may not believe me, and may not want to hear this now, but it's been my experience, when one door closes another one opens. I am sure something good is coming your way. Just be patient. In the mean time enjoy your time with Ben and go do the tour.

Jamie said...

As I showed my family all of the pictures from Halloween party and Disneyland, I thought about how much I love your face.

And then thinking about how much I love your face (= more than an acceptable amount), I would say that there are statistically at least 20,000 people in the world who feel the same or stronger (can you tell I was a failed math major?).

Not to mention your stunning intellect, your persistence, and your above-normal way of dealing with cha(lle)nges (yes, even this one).

I don't even need to say how much I loathe the Smith JYA Paris program for not letting you take this opportunity. I can only hope that it'll come again and that you'll find something equally cool to do this summer.

Anyway, have fun with your brother! I'm sending you lots of love.