I have to say I didn’t have high expectations for the admission camp. But it totally won me over. I got to meet one of the best people I’ve ever met and that almost entirely clears my skepticism whether I can flourish in an environment where everyone’s so unique and talented. Now that I’ve tried being around those kind of people, I know I have a great chance of growing in top colleges (if I am admitted of course). I could never imagine how amazing it is to work with people I felt so inspired by. Nhi Cao is powerful and she made me proud to be a female. Her life’s much harder than others but that couldn’t knock her down. Indeed she just keeps doing her things. She’s a leader, she has to work to help her parents pay the rent, and she still has time to sit somewhere musing on life. She’s great at everything she does and that’s what I strive for. I thought I’ll feel so inferior if I am surrounded by people like her, I used to, but now I don’t have that feeling any more. I hope it’s a good thing. Now I feel the joy when I work with these wonderful humans. My thinking and creativity are so much triggered that I can go so far and my energy seems to never die out ever.
I’m a little tired (maybe because of the jet lag), better than last night, but still tired. In fact I’m finding it hard to pull my thought together. I’ll keep writing about the camp and what I learned from it more days to come. Now I just want to say one more thing: The camp gave me so much motivation to keep up with the applying process and I’m glad I attended it. It’s been two days and I still can’t even fully open my eyes right now, but even that is not an excessive price, I guess.