If I had to describe Shimer in two words, I would put it as: my life.
Really. I've seen a lot of my friends from high school go on to college, and they view it as a means to an end: a job, or more education, or staying out of the real world, or what have you. They don't see it as any different from high school: just something to be gotten over with.
But Shimer, for me, is different. I live and breathe Shimer; it permeates everything that I do. Books I've read here pop up in just about every conversation I have. I bring books to people who haven't read them (my family is quite often a victim of my literary traverses) so I can discuss them with others. And I am continually blowing my mind with new things, each and every day.
I'm Meg, and I'm in the middle of my second year at Shimer. I am vegan and harbor ambitions of opening a cafe sometime. I write novels and enjoy running by the lake. I nerd out with video games and role-playing, and I think Tolkien belongs in the Great Books canon. I spent a year in Mexico as an exchange student and hope to travel the world. I was not complete until I found Shimer.
And I'm not afraid to show my face on the web, either (or should I be?):
I am the not-furred one, in case you couldn't tell.