Five Things I Miss About Dartmouth When I'm Gone
Just before Thanksgiving I finished up all of my classes and finals, and now I am home for 6 weeks. It's really nice to have such a long break—but sometimes it gets, well… long. These are the things I miss most about Dartmouth while I'm away (not in any particular order).
- No. 1
Leaves that actually change color (and fall)
Now technically I’m still going to be missing this when I get back to Hanover in January, but it applies nonetheless. Fall in Hanover is INCREDIBLE and totally unlike anything I’ve ever experienced back home in Houston. The leaves are gorgeous, but there’s so many other fun fall activities that I’ve gotten to do this term like apple and pumpkin picking. Everyone has a fall bucket list that they hope to finish before they leave Dartmouth—and there's a reason. Fall here is unlike anywhere else.
- No. 2
My dorm home
Okay, while it is nice being at my real home, my dorm home has so many fun memories attached to it. For one, I definitely miss my roommate, and all the cute posters and flags that we picked out together to decorate the room. The one thing I definitely don’t miss is the four flights of stairs to our room, and I enjoy the amenities of my bathroom at home. Something about my dorm though just makes me happy.
- No. 3
Views like these
This picture was actually taken in Franconia, on Mount Garfield, which is an hour north of Hanover. Being so close to the White Mountains, I love to be outside and go hiking with my friends. I am not in such close proximity to hikes or mountains in Houston, so in New Hampshire I have to take advantage. It is super easy to do so with such an awesome organization like Dartmouth's Outing club (DOC)!
- No. 4
Of everything on this list, my friends are probably what I miss most about school. The people at Dartmouth are what make Dartmouth so special to me. Sadly at Dartmouth, sometimes you don’t get to see your friends for a while. The D-plan is great, but one of the sad parts is not being able to see your friends for long expanses of time, with people being on off terms or abroad or such. But even a 6-week winterim is still a long time! I can’t wait to see everybody (that is on campus) back in the winter.
- No. 5
Honestly not sure what I’m going to do without this. Apparently, they sell Cabot cheese outside of New Hampshire, but I have not been able to find it near me (but I’m always on the lookout). This cheese is lactose-free goodness—it is the nectar of the gods to be honest.