My Harvard degree represents for me to curiosity and invention that were encouraged here, the friendship I've sustained, the way professor Graham told me not to describe the way like hit a flower, but rather the shadow that the flower cast, the way professor Scarry talked about theater is a transformative religious force, how professor Coslin showed how much our visual cortex is activated just by imaging.
Now granted these things don't necessarily help me answer the most common question I'm asked, What designers are you wearing? What's your fitness regime? Any makeup tips?
But I have never since been embarrassed to myself as what I might previously have thought was a stupid question.
My Harvard degree and other awards are emblems of the experiences which led me to them, the wood-paneled lecture halls, the colorful fall leaves, the hot vanilla toscanini, reading great novels and overstuffed library chairs running through dining hall screaming ooh! ah! city steps! city steps! city steps!
It's easy now to romanticize my time here.
But I had some very difficult times here too.
Some combination of being nineteen, dealing with my first heartbreak, taking birth control pills that has since have been taken off the market for the depressive side effects, and spending too much time missing daylight during winter months, led me to some pretty dark moments, particularly during sophomore year.
There were several occasions I started crying in meetings with professors, overwhelmed with what I was supposed to pull off when I could barely get myself out of bed in the morning.
Moments when I took on the motto for my school work. Done. Not good.
If only I could finish my work, even if it took eating a jumbo pack of sour path kids to get me through a single 10 page paper.
I felt that I'd accomplished a great feat.
I repeat to myself. Done. Not good.
1. deal with 处理；涉及；做生意
例句：I'll deal with the children later.
2. birth control pills 口服避孕药
例句：Other types of combination birth control pills allow you to reduce the number of periods you have each year.
3.be supposed to do 理应做……
例句：We assume that this is the way it is supposed to be and we do not even try to change.
4. if only 只要，要是……多好
例句：If only I could see him once.