Last Tuesday, the 29th of April, I spent the day visiting the campus at Hamline University in St. Paul, and the surrounding neighborhood. I think I got a decent feel for the area, as I drove several dozen laps around the streets, and poked my head into some of the buildings on campus. On Wednesday, I had a chance to stop by the Creative Writing Program house, and met with my advisor there. Take a look…
I’m in the greater Twin Cities area this for a few days this week to check out my new campus and try to find a place to live come fall. The weather up here (and across the Dakotas, MN, and WI, really) is awful this week, but I brought a rain coat and waterproof shoes.
Tomorrow morning, I have a meeting set up with my faculty advisor at Hamline. It will be nice to meet some people who I’ll be working with and take in the campus before fall.
I think this whole business of moving and starting this new program is going to work out. I haven’t had occasion to write about every single minor epiphany that’s hit me in the last few weeks, but I have a strong feeling that I’ll enjoy living here well enough, and that I’m going to be successful in school. It feels like the right time to be here, and I feel like I’m in the right state of mind for it as well.
Hope to have some other thoughts/commentary later in the week. You can also keep an eye on my mobile musings via my about.me page if you need up-to-the-minute updates.