MINI PENNY: Weekstagram // June 1

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Weekstagram // June 1

When I was a kid, I went to a lot of summer camps. They were mostly educational- and leadership-based — Miami of Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan University, and my favorite, Northwestern University. At Northwestern, they ran a really great series of camps called CTD (short for Center for Talent and Development). For three weeks un June and July, my parents would drive me to Chicago and drop me off at the campus, where I would stay in dorms and take science classes. It. Was. Awesome.

About two years ago, I got a message from someone on Etsy asking, since she was local to Chicago, if she could pick up her order instead of having it shipped. The name was familiar, so I went on a limb and asked her if she went to the camp. She is a woman named Priya, whom I had met in the summer of 2001.

It's been fifteen years since I've been to the place where I spent my childhood. It was coming to Chicago during those years that I really fell in love with the city and knew I wanted to live here. This past weekend, Priya and I spent the afternoon in the place where we first met. I was excited to find this same tree where my group of girlfriends from 2000 shot this photo behind the dorm where we were staying.

You can learn more about CTD at Northwestern University on their websiteFollow Mini Penny on Instagram at @minipennyblog.

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