What a week.

This is going to be a little bit of a downer because of recent events. It has been a crazy past couple of days for everyone, not just Bostonians. Kind of surreal considering that a week ago, we thought we were in paradise at Carmel. Now we're faced with all these horrific events that kind of wake you up and remind you that the world is growing crueler and crueler everyday. As an observer who grew up in a Third World country where violence is pretty much an everyday thing, I felt a little bit annoyed at how sensationalized everything was in the beginning. Then I realized that just because I am not from Boston and hold no personal ties to it doesn't mean I can undermine the grief that they are going through. It's a horrific event and I would normally say that I hope it ends here, but sadly I know better. People know better now. It's just one thing after the other these days and it's exhausting.

I've been doing a lot of thinking this week about life. It's so short indeed, too short to keep moping! What do I want? I really want to go to grad school, but not for an MBA. That I am finally sure of. I'm trying to narrow down a couple of schools at the moment and then I'll start working on applications again. Why do I insist on staying in such an antisocial city? Hopefully, grad school takes me somewhere prettier and better. Fingers crossed!

For now, I will think of this: