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It's Crazy How Normal Everything Is

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So, I think it's just insane how much my life is different than what it was like right when I graduated high school (which was only 10 months ago). There was a month of downtime between when High School ended and "College" (in my case, "Work") started.

 

In the past 9 months, I've:

  • Had 3 school terms, yet only even been on campus for one
  • Worked 40 hours a week for 6 months
  • Moved out of my parents house
  • Joined a fraternity
  • Rented my own apartment
  • Started paying taxes
  • Learned that I'd rather live with my family while I'm working than be on my own, even though they annoy me sometimes and living on my own is awesome (mainly because it saves me a ton of money)
  • Learned that it is really hard to stick to a budget, and just because I have money doesn't mean I should spend it
  • Felt that everything's just flying by
  • Learned that 17 credit hours are not only possible, but pretty easy (for intro classes)
  • Decided that I made a great decision coming to Kettering
  • Talked to parents and Scouts about what it's like being an Eagle Scout at 4 different Blue and Gold Banquets
  • Found out that I'm much more of a gearhead than I thought
  • Not built a whole lot
  • Attended my first Lego Convention
  • Had the most fun of my life hanging with people I never new before college, yet rarely talking to my "best friends" from high school
  • Put on weight, more than I wanted to, and have struggled with it, but I'm improving
  • Bought a sound system
  • Became a big fan of electronic music
  • Gone to my first live concert (it was awesome)
  • Learned how to draft and make things in CAD
  • Learned to not be as worried about how people view me
  • Decided on what my focus is going to be: Plastic Product Design
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Learned that it is really hard to stick to a budget, and just because I have money doesn't mean I should spend it

Talked to parents and Scouts about what it's like being an Eagle Scout at 4 different Blue and Gold Banquets

Attended my first Lego Convention

Had the most fun of my life hanging with people I never new before college, yet rarely talking to my "best friends" from high school

Bought a sound system

Learned to not be as worried about how people view me

Yeah...budgets are hard at first, and hard later, but then there are times where it's easy just to say "I shouldn't spend money," so you don't.

Very nice. I kind of wish I got involved in scouts down near my school, but I'm not that outgoing and wouldn't know what I would do.

Awesome. Come back for more!

It's really weird how college "makes you friends go away," but you become really close to these new people very quickly, and high school friends become harder to see. I'm only in touch with my best friend from high school, and maybe a few others a few times a year.

Sound system, very nice. I wish I had the care/drive/need for something like that, but I'm good with my computer. I think I want an iHome, but wouldn't use it at much. What would be cool is some wifi speakers for my computer, but those are expensive.

Yes, very important to be yourself, and you'll find your groove/group.

 

-CF

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