Greetings from New York! I still can hardly believe it and it's only been about a week.
I've already been caught in the whirlwind of being in the Big Apple both from a social and academic perspective - I've met a large portion of my 100+ peers, gone to a PechaKucha talk series (courtesy of Ignite NYC) about wearables and sensors, and started settling into life as a student again.
The impact on how I think and do things now is already noticeable.
Dealing with moving in, for example, was a design problem. I have a student budget again and only an external hallway closet and a dresser for storage. The easiest solution was to order more shelving, but I have a pretty small room. Instead, I chose to hook another bar to the one built into the closet for additional space to hang more clothes. The result was cheaper, less time consuming, and actually preferred.
I'm incredibly excited about being at ITP! Everyone that I've met is energetic, enthusiastic, and just incredibly inspiring. They're from all over the world (I believe the stats of my class is a 50-50 breakdown between international and US students) and come from diverse backgrounds. Their enthusiasm making me want to push myself more. I am really happy to be a part of this group. I'll have more opportunity to talk about it once I actually start my classes, but all the orientation activities have been an adventure that I will remember for a very long time.
I think I'm going to love it here.