Today is labor day in the US, which means that almost all shops are still open, people still go to work but I don’t have classes. I will however be moving into my apartment today and buying furniture (and hopefully get it delivered today too). This also means that there is a giant parade in Brooklyn going on that annually attracts about 1,5milion people and is just a few blocks from that apartment where I am supposed to move into today – we’ll see how all that goes.
It’s been exactly 3 weeks since I left Belgium and I haven’t been on my computer much, except for doing the necessary looking up of things, communicating about all the stuff you need to take care of when moving to another country, doing NYU stuff and keeping my friends and family posted. My sister was also here with me and while she helped me with all the annoying stuff (finding an apartment, opening back account, registering for classes, etc) we have also been New York trottin’ quite a bit. A more detailed itinerary of what we did will come soon but here are already some snapshots.
While I was sad that she left, it also meant that it was time to get serious. I attended my welcome event at NYU and while I miss my friends I realized that a whole new world is opening here for me as well. The night my sister left I also gained a new roommate (who is very nice and cool and I think we will have a swell time in our apartment), 89 fellow MPH students, a whole faculty and in fact a whole school that consists out of more faculty, professors, networks and connections. Classes start tomorrow and I kind of feel like when I it was my first day of high school. So nervous and excited at the same time. Sometimes it really does feel like in the movies..