About me! 'About me' has become quite the noun these days. I sort of like it. I also like 'blog' as a verb. So right now I think I'll blog an about me.
All right so here's the thing. High school? That happened in Ohio and thankfully ended in '06. I was a guileless little girl, and all I wanted for Christmas was 'education for education's sake.' Well really I guess I wanted that by early autumn at the latest, but yeah Christmas too. To get my early Christmas present I had to ride 22 hours in a Volvo in order to end up in New Mexico––where I started out my college career at St John's College. Aaaand I loved it. So much. My first class sent me into academic euphoria, and I knew that great books and seminars could never be surpassed in the my-favorite-way-of-learning race.
Your line? "umm... What are you doing at Shimer?" Oh. Right. Okay so here's the thing. I may have been in this tiny little relationship thingy... with someone in Ohio. And then I read some Aristotle on friendship... Long story short I decided I didn't want to be a million miles away.
I transferred to a liberal arts college in the heart of it all. Antioch College. Except for it decided to close. Yes. The college. Closed. I had transferred to a college from which I was then forced to transfer. Nice.
Good thing though! Because even after finding out about Shimer? Even after this enticing little article tempting me to go back to great books? I would have stayed at Antioch just to avoid transferring again. Luckily, that didn't happen. Great Books!
(Also: If they aren't lying to us and prospective Shimer students are actually reading this? I can totally answer 'difference between St John's and Shimer' questions. Had I known about Shimer when choosing a college, I would've had them. Questions I mean. But I'm sweet like that. Maybe you people just don't even have questions. Maybe you're just not sweet like that.)