1. Here I go, walking to my first class of the day.
  2. Oh my god it’s 7:30 in the morning.
  3. Why did I sign up for an 8 a.m.?
  4. Oh right, it’s because I hate sleeping and being well-rested.
  5. I need to stop at Starbucks.
  6. But oh my god, it’s so expensive.
  7. Whatever, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
  8. Could this person in front of me walk any slower?
  9. Like excuse me, some people have places to be!
  10. Like me. At Starbucks.
  11. No! Bad! You can’t afford it!
  12. I’m going to pass this person…
  13. Squeezing on past … and goodbye.
  14. On my way.
  15. Should I be listening to music?
  16. I feel like that will make my walk better.
  17. I wonder if all of these people walking with headphones in are actually listening to music?
  18. Or if they just don’t want anyone to talk to them.
  19. Hmm … pondering life.
  20. Look at me being a college student and pondering my life!
  21. I’m so wicked smaaht.
  22. Oh my god, I’m a Bostonian now.
  23. Do you think I could pass as a native?
  24. Nope, probably not.
  25. I’ll master that by the time I graduate.
  26. If I even graduate.
  27. OH MY GOD, WHAT IF I FAIL OUT?
  28. Whoa, let’s calm down.
  29. This cross walk over the Boston University Bridge is probably one of the most difficult things ever.
  30. Like how does the universe expect me to stand on an island in the middle of the road and still not get run over?
  31. Whoa, that car almost hit me.
  32. Yeah, car! I got you!
  33. Whoa it’s a red light, should we walk?
  34. Why is that guy walking?
  35. Whoops, I’d better go.
  36. PEOPLE. ARE. POWER.
  37. These cars probably hate us.
  38. I would hate driving here. Like, could you imagine almost running over college students every day?
  39. It sounds like a nightmare.
  40. Uh oh … the person in front of me trying to hand me a flyer…
  41. If I ignore her, will she not bother me?

    Every Boston University student walks down Commonwealth Avenue and there are certain things we all think about. PHOTO VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

    Every Boston University student walks down Commonwealth Avenue and there are certain things we all think about. PHOTO VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

  42. Don’t make eye contact.
  43. Oops, I made eye contact.
  44. Ugh, she handed me a flyer and I had to take it since I made eye contact…
  45. I have no idea what this is.
  46. Should I throw the flyer out?
  47. I want to, but I feel guilty throwing it out when she can see me.
  48. Let me just hand it to a freshman walking on the opposite side of the road.
  49. Oops, sorry freshmen!
  50. They looked really startled, wow.
  51. Why is there so much honking? And traffic? And sirens?
  52. Can we just get a moment of silence?
  53. WHAT EVEN IS THIS PLACE?
  54. Oh, right. This is a city. I live in a city.
  55. That’s what this is.
  56. Here we go — let’s cross the street.
  57. Okay, I survived the first street crossing.
  58. Now the T tracks…
  59. Oh my god, that T almost hit me.
  60. That came out of nowhere!
  61. I heard that if the T hits you they pay your tuition.
  62. Should I test it?
  63. Alright, passing Starbucks.
  64. Think of your wallet….
  65. I’m in Starbucks.
  66. I’m so thankful for my convenience points.
  67. Alright, actually go to class.
  68. Just tripped and almost face planted walking into the College of Arts and Sciences.
  69. Did anyone see that?!
  70. God, I hope not.
  71. Off to class! Goodbye, Commonwealth Avenue…
  72. See you in an hour and a half!