A Summer in Stanford

It's been one hell of a summer. From the stress of the coursework, to the drama in the dorms, and everything in between, it was hectic. However, this doesn't mean that I didn't have a great time. In fact, I can say with utmost confidence that this is the best summer that I have ever had in my entire life. I got to spend it with people that I love and care about, and I would not have had it any other way. 

During my time at Stanford, I was able to snap quite a few pics with my DSLR. I went out one night and wanted to do long exposure shots, so I headed out alone at around 10 PM to shoot some pictures. While they all turned out nice, it was definitely an experience that I would not want to do again. In the span of about two hours, I had quite a few close calls, so I really don't picture doing that again, or at least by myself again. 

One of the most cliche Stanford pictures

One of the most cliche Stanford pictures

Ah, so refreshing.

Ah, so refreshing.

Honestly my most favorite place in all of campus, Memorial Church

Honestly my most favorite place in all of campus, Memorial Church

Even better at night 

Even better at night 

These corridors are just so beautiful

These corridors are just so beautiful

The engineering quad's modern take on the arches

The engineering quad's modern take on the arches

Packard 

Packard 

A major event that occurred whilst I was at Stanford was the legalization of gay marriage by the SCOTUS. Considering I was in an area that is well known for its progressive ideals, and large support of the homosexual community, I knew that I had to attend the Pride Parade. It was going to go down in history, and I wanted to be a part of it. Pride was a very interesting event, but it was (mostly) filled with love and good vibes. I am so incredibly glad I was able to be a part of it, and witness the greatest display of love ever. 

#LoveWins

#LoveWins

All in all, I had an amazing summer. I ate good food, made friends, enjoyed life, learned a lot about psychology, math, and physics, and also a lot about myself and the world around me. I feel as if I grew up a lot more this summer than ever before, and it is truly invigorating. If you have any questions about my summer, leave me a comment, and I would love to get back to it. I must get going since my flight back to Wisconsin is about to board. 

I've had one hell of an adventure this summer, and I would not have wanted it any other way. 

See you soon, 

-Kristen