Monday, October 10, 2011
Home sweet home!
Well, my job situation anyway. I deserve so much better, and hopefully I will find it, soon.
My college stay was...interesting. I meet a lot of really smart people there who push me to be a better person--and in the same vein I am at times shocked by how others view the place is an excuse to do things you wouldn't do at home. I mean, we aren't traditional college-age kids. Most of us are adults. We range in age from 21 to 70. This isn't a what-happens-in-Vegas... kind of situation.
My first semester, I was told: "This College ruins lives. You come here and you meet these wonderful, intellectual people who you can connect with on a whole 'nother level. When you go home, things just aren't the same. This College has torn apart families."
Last semester, I kind of wanted to believe that. I wanted to believe that I was the "wonderful intellectual person".
But as an observer this semester, I'm not sure these lines are anything more than a fancy excuse. I found myself disappointed in many people who I thought highly of.
In somewhat related news, I now am exercising my capacity to use the Facebook "block" feature. And you know what? I already feel a little lighter. In addition to blocking them from seeing my profile, it also removes any temptation on my part to "just take a peek" at their page. I'm not sure why I never utilized this before.
Now I'm buried up to my ears in literature and my first "packet" is due on October 31st. So, if you'll excuse me... :)