I went to a public high school on Long Island. Syosset high school. Ooh, Hello Syosset.
The girls I went to school with had Prada bag and flat-ironed hair and they spoke with an accent, I who had moved here at age 9 from Connecticut mimicked to fit in. Florida oranges. Chocolate Cherries.
Since I'm ancient and the Internet was just starting when I was in high school.
People didn't really pay that much attention to the fact that I was an actress.
I was known mainly in school for having a backpack bigger than I was and always having white-out on my hands, because I hated seeing anything crossed out in my notebooks.
I was voted for my senior yearbook most likely to be a contestant on Jeopardy or code for nerdiest.
When I got to Harvard just after the release of Star Wars Episode one.
I knew I would be starting over in terms of how people viewed me.
I feared people would assume I gotten in just for being famous, and that they will think that I was not worthy of the intellectual rigor here.
And it would not have been far from the truth.
When I came here I never written a 10-page paper before.
I'm not even sure I'd written a 5-page paper.
I was alarmed and intimidated by the calm eyes of fellow students, who came here from Dalton or Exeter who thought that compared to high school the workload here was easy.
I was completely overwhelmed and thought that reading a thousand pages a week with unimaginable.
That writing a fifty-page thesis is just something I could never do.
I had no ideas how to declare my intentions.
I couldn't even articulate them to myself.
I've been acting since I was 11, but I thought acting was too frivolous and certainly not meaningful.
I came from a family of academics and was very concerned of being taken seriously.
In contrast to my inability to declare myself, on my first day of orientation freshman year, five separate students introduce themselves to me by saying I'm going to be President. Remember I told you that.
Their names, for the record, were Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz , Barack Obama, and Hilary Clinton.
1. fit in 融入，与他人相处
例句：For whatever things may have looked like from the outside, from my tyrannical perspective we could not even begin to fit in.
2. pay attention to 注意；重视
例句：In doing our work, we must pay attention to ways and means.
3. white-out 极地大暴风雪；疏排；修正液
例句：“I’d put white-out on them, ” he says. “And if the page didn’t have stuff to learn, I’d rip it out.
4.for the record 为正式记录在案目的；供记录在案，为准确起见
例句：For the record, Google counts different editions of the same book as separate entities.