Happy 7 Year Anniversary
September 22, 2004 Oceanic 815 crashes on the island.
September 22, 2004 Lost airs on US television.
September 22, 2011 I properly move into my UCLA dorm.
LOST so thoroughly changed my life. I honestly don’t think I’d be at this university if I hadn’t tuned in 7 years ago. As a sixth grader, I found myself researching John Locke, and Jane Austen, applying every new math skill I’d attain (factor trees, especially, haha) to LOST’s numbers, and yes, occasionally dressing up as Charlie at random with my checkered vans and taped up fingers. It instilled within me a drive to observe and research beyond that observation, to accept information in an active—rather than passive—manner, which changed the very way I perceived the world around me.
I love you, LOST.
I will always love you. Thank you for my childhood. Thank you for giving me friends I could count on to inspire (and confuse) me weekly. Thank you for getting me where I am today.