Hello World! (I feel like I'm writing a Python program for the first time...)
At Wharton, everyone emphasizes from Day 1 that we are here to have "stretch experiences." A stretch experience is something that really challenges you; it's something that you would never have done in your pre-Wharton life.
A stretch experience can be small: I went to Target and asked one of my housemates, Brett, if he wanted diffusers to make his room smell nice and he said, "F-ck no...I mean, okay, I'll get one." You see, Brett has promised himself that each day, the first thing he says "f-ck no" to is something he has to do. Diffusers happened to be the first thing to which he had a viscerally negative reaction that day...
A stretch experience can also be really physically challenging, like going on a Leadership Venture and climbing one of the tallest peaks in the world.
I'm excited to start documenting my own stretch experiences on this blog throughout the year.
When I got to Wharton, I was still a bit sad from leaving behind my life in San Francisco. I wondered if I had made a mistake in leaving behind great friends, great co-workers, a pretty significant other, and all the fresh produce...However, I can already tell that the next 2 years are going to be phenomenal. Everyone around me is so amazingly talented, and everyone is ready to be challenged. Everyone is ready to wake up in the morning and say to the world, (as Kembrel put it) "I'm at f-cking WHARTON."