After I decided I was heading back to MIT in 2018, I did some research on classes at local colleges. I knew I would need to brush up. I didn’t find the course offerings I wanted, so I reached out to Stanford on the wild chance that they would take me for a couple quarters. After hearing a few ‘maybe’s, I was informed of a program for Non-Matriculated students – as long as I was taking classes toward a degree at another university, I could apply.
I wasn’t planning on this. It kind of just happened. It reminds me of Arianna’s saying: “Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.” It was my intention to return to school and pursue engineering, taking with me all the things I’ve learned during this healing process. How that happens exactly is up to the Universe. I can try to exert control over every little part, or I can allow myself to be guided by the opportunities and situations which present themselves to me.
This is especially true in the context of the balance I will have to find among schoolwork, my projects with Zebrafish, and my own rehab. Everything seems to be happening at once, but I remind myself of how this was bound to be the case: the point at which I’m ready to share the movement discoveries I’ve made is naturally the time that I am transitioning to the next phase. In this case, back to school.
I’m cognizant of this unfolding process and am open to seeing where it leads me. I am listening to the rhythm and learning the dance moves as I go….