Friday, September 2, 2011
Big Kid School?
During undergrad, I would like to consider myself known. Teachers knew me, fellow students knew me, was in several student orgs, kinda loud, joked around with people, even had an on campus job! It was normal for me to be on campus for 14 hours straight working, studying, being in class, working out or just hanging out. Some days I really hated being on campus that long and if you ask most people they would say I was up tight and needed a dose of reality and fun. But the fact of the matter was this- I loved it and no one really gave me a reason to leave. I loved that my friends and I would hang out together, study, go to the gym, and attempt to seduce the lab operator into letting us stay overnight-sure it sucked but at least I wasn't at home alone all day, feeling like a prisoner in my own house. I was with other people, cracking jokes, having real conversations, and hello getting smart! I'm told nerds are in right now haha
Did I pass up a lot of offers to go out. Damn straight I did; do I regret some of that- yeah I do and a lot can change in a year. Throughout my college experience, I've had very few stable friends; people change, conflicting schedules prevent you from seeing each other, and some graduated and moved on- at the end of the day I always had school. More importantly I was good at school. I knew how to work the system, be a charmer, network my way to the top.