The one about My Time At Harvard

Yes, the one, the only– Harvard University. It’s a little known fact that I spent some time at Harvard, about 4 years ago now. From a young age, I knew what Harvard was and it was a dream of mine to attend university there. Granted, it wasn’t that serious of a dream, but I thought it would be nice. I mean, after all, all the smartest people went there, so I thought. Therefore, that was where I belonged.

Then reality hit, I soon realized that wouldn’t be happening, and I found myself in the backsides of lovely Indiana :). It worked out pretty well for me though because Purdue [Go Boilers!] is like the Ivy League of Engineering universities, just like MIT.

When it was time for grad school, I considered applying at Harvard; the dream, though dormant, was still alive. Then I remembered once again: Harvard wasn’t an Ivy League Engineering school.

Then I thought, well, there’s always the possibility of an MBA! They are great for that.

Fast forward to a few years later in grad school, I went to Boston for a conference for female engineers in the Computer Engineering research field. Luckily for me, I had a friend in the Boston area so I called her up and said “hey girl, let’s hang out, show me your ‘hood” and the rest, as they say, is history!

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View from my hotel room.

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another view– not the brightest of days, though. Winterish springish.

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Boston apparently has one of those!

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They pulled quite a crowd, must be a fun party boat 🙂

Before my friend came and got me from my hotel, I decided to explore the surrounding area.

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Sky so blue ❤

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There’s just something about me being by the water … so calming…

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Before selfies were all the rage. 2013!

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The name of this restaurant made me chuckle 😉

The following is what we got up to that day: First stop- The famous Quincy Market (that I had never heard of before that day)!

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I was really trying to get a solo shot. really 😐

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Nearby, this guy was doing all sorts of stunts! Also, the first Wagamama I ever saw

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Guys, this was April!

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I felt like the buildings were going to fold in and swallow us…but it was such a good feeling of being in a large city surrounded by skyscrapers and ancient buildings 🙂

And then, we were off to Harvard!

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First order of business– get some books! Being there made me feel like I was in a Harry Potter movie or at Hogwarts. lol.

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Of course, we had to take this picture. I’m glad we found the statue because really, we were walking around ‘blindly’.

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After that, we drove by MIT– so it wouldn’t feel jealous 😉

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I took this picture because the sky was so blue and pretty and later, I liked it even more because of the contrast the red car brings and then later I noticed the buildings. I like this picture, have I said that already?

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On the way to the airport, we drove by the library and I thought it was impressive–even from the outside!

…and so ends my Boston story with one of the highlights being ‘my time’ at Harvard ;).

I haven’t been back to Boston since but I’d love to visit again and maybe even attend Harvard properly as I still haven’t gotten an MBA– it seems to be the in-thing these days :).

What’s your favorite thing to do in Boston?

 

Lots of love, and keep the dream alive!

xoxo

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2 comments

  1. I love to visit new cities, nice job giving us a tour! I haven’t been to Boston in decades, looks very different. Beautiful pics as always.

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