As we approach August and the start of a new school semester, I have been reflecting to myself a lot about the last year. Although this is primarily a spot for triathlon-related posts, I thought I’d share some of my reflections. Thus, I will attempt to summarize my time thus far in the Bay Area and as a UC Berkeley undergraduate.
First, I must say that I am EXTREMELY grateful to be living in such an incredible area. There is a very unique vibe in this part of California: everyone has at least one big passion, and everyone is always doing something. On top of that, you have a student body that has been one of (if not) the most progressive, open minded, and politically active of any university in American history. Next, throw in an impressive world-class history in the physical sciences and mathematics (e.g. discovering 16 chemical elements, more nobel laureates than any university in the world). Finally, toss in one of the best collegiate triathlon teams in the United States. At this point in my life, it certainly feels like this is the place I NEED to be. Let me summarize some of the things I’ve been up to: