Day 28: Why I Came To Microcampus
When I first got to know this program, I have no clue about what this is. Now, as a Microcampus veteran and the recipient of a team-high 7 Jammy Awards, this is a letter of advice to my "younger self."
Dear Younger Barton,
Please MAKE BACKUP PLANS and trust the process. Let the accolades speak for themselves. Just give 100% and so I will not fade into oblivion in the sea of Alumnus. Please, younger self, be more open. I know I did receive an award about making good connections. But if I hit the ground making connections, I will have many more meaningful connections. Please take more responsiblity and propel the group at the start. This is a canoe, not a cruiseship. Everyone has to man their own guns. When you arrive in Xizhou, be kind and be courteous. Embody the Microcampus spirit. If you want to know the secrets of the Hall or winning Jammies, it is to give all you have on whatever task is at hand. Trust the process and go with it, it is built to make Hall of Famers. Of course, remember to take in some wisdom from not only Hamilton, but "ordinary" people here. Actually, no one is ordinary. Everyone shines brightly in their own way. Please enjoy Xizhou, the people, the air, the scenery, and celebrate the growth that comes with it.