Recently, life has been a little difficult for me for a variety of reasons that I don’t care to air in public. I’ve contacted my undergraduate physics department. Due to the nature of the school, I happen to be very close to them. We all were in that department, since it is tiny. It was very family-like, which for someone who isn’t close to her family, was very good.

Even when life gets hard, it’s really an incredible feeling to know that they’re still supporting and trying to help guide me. While I don’t necessarily wish to go back to the undergraduate years, I have to admit that I’m a little nostalgic now for them, especially knowing how sincere everyone is. I’m no longer their responsibility, and yet they still want to help.