First Month Reflections
I can't believe that I have been on campus here at Dartmouth for a month. It simultaneously feels like the time has been incredibly long and ridiculously short and it's hard to describe? It's like the days have gone by very fast so the fact we are already hitting Week 5 now feels insane, but looking back, it feels like I have already lived here for months. The Dartmouth experience is incredibly immersive, so I just was sucked in immediately and have been flying through time very quickly. I thought that in honor of my first month here, I'd take a second to discuss some of my favorite aspects of the beginning of my life at Dartmouth!
The first thing that comes to mind when reflecting is the beautiful surrounding area. We are just exiting the ~peak foliage~ period, so the leaves have been incredibly colorful! I have realized how lucky I am to live in a place where the trees are so beautiful and have access to wonderful viewpoints and walks to take the sights in. One of said viewpoints is the Gile Mountain fire tower, which I think every single student has visited in the past 2 weeks. This involves a quick walk in the Vermont woods, 20 minutes from campus, and you end up at this old fire tower that you can ascend to see above the trees for miles! There have been long waits to get up the tower, but it is always worth the view.
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