Dear Diary,

Guessing this is the first entry in this personal series of mine.

Today was the first day of Orientation at Flatiron and in truth, I am a little nervous. I have no idea where or how to say this but, even with the straightforward instructions, it still all feels pretty surreal.

I’m not sure what else to put on here but, I am excited to start the lectures soon. It feels like college but, truncated. More relaxed, and honestly less expensive.

Maybe instead of thinking this is like an academic institution — which by all accounts, it obviously is — instead think of this as a chance to reinvigorate yourself. Maybe reinvent a new version of me.

I think I like that. The theme for starting the Flatiron chapter in my life should be reinvention and transformation.

Yes, that’ll do.