Well, after almost two years here at MIT, the experience comes to an end this week with the last week of classes. I have one final exam next Tuesday, then I will officially be done.
I am surprised to say that I am ready to go. I have loved the experience here and have learned so much -- literally more than I thought I ever could -- but simply put, I am ready to get back to work. I consider myself a "do-er", so I am ready to put all that I have learned into practice and begin the next part of my life.
That said, I will miss MIT a lot. Getting the opportunity to attend a school like this was once in a lifetime, and was really special. I will miss just walking around campus, meeting so many interesting people, and getting the opportunity to focus on learning and self-development.
But more than anything, I will miss my classmates and MIT friends. Probably the most unexpected and profound part of this program has been the learning that took place through my classmates. Through endless group work, real-life projects, and extra-curricular activities, I have gotten a chance to meet so many smart and talented people, each of which helped me learn so much.
I think this is a lesson for everyone -- surround yourself with people who are smarter than you and have complimentary skills, and more importantly, be open to learn from them. This may sound obvious, but I think in practice it happens much less than it should.