Today I woke up to the sounds of the ocean, and the sunrise peaking through my port hole. The closest solid earth is 11,000 thousand feet below me, which is fun to think about. It was the first day of classes, and I really like both my teachers. The work doesn’t seem to bad, and I have now met a lot of the folks who will be my classmates for the voyage. Its awesome how diverse and different everyone is. All of my classes are today, so tomorrow I have the whole day, which will be nice. Meeting and talking to new people is how I spent most of today. I think I have adapted pretty well to the lack of internet, and am instead focusing on the current moment. It is still hard to believe that I’m on the ocean, almost as far away from land as possible, but the gentle rocking of the boat is a reassuring reminder of how crazy of an experience this is.