October in New England is known for its overlapping of seasons.
One day you're wearing your flip flops, the next a flannel.
This drastic change takes place in my work during October as well.
In the morning I am reading essays – colorful and crafted with confidence by seniors who are excited and certain about the colleges they are applying to. In the afternoon I’m meeting with juniors who are completely new to the process, still green and uncertain.
Just as I am mesmerized by the transformation of the foliage, every year I am astounded by the change and growth of the students I work with from their junior to senior year. There is no better feeling than to see them come into their own, basking in their brilliance and individual beauty.