April 05, 2006
We have a new blog site at work (HERE) which has inspired me to take a look at where I am in my life as someone who graduated not to long ago. I'm also going to milk saying, "I graduated not too long ago" until it becomes, "I graduated a long time ago." So, this inspiration drove me to write this...
When I was an undergrad there was a person in one of my groups of friends who was old. He had switched majors 2-3 times and had gone to school for about 6 years (I hope I'm remembering this correctly). Even though he was 2-3 years older than the rest of us (yes, even me) he still hung out with us, went to the bar, went to parties and related. I feel like he's my inspiration for where I'm socially at in my life right now. Obviously, I'm not still in school, but I still have friends who are, and so I go with them to the bar, I DJ their parties, I go to parties with them, and hang out with them and their friends. Yeah, they make fun of me for being "old," but I know my place. I know who and what I am.
When I think about where I'm at right now, I'm happy with it. A lot of times, when people leave school, the thing they miss the most isn't class, isn't living in the dorm, and isn't studying all night... it's the social part that they miss the most (The real world can hit hard). So, I feel like I've found that great middle ground. I'm making a living, I'm learning skills to use throughout my working life, but I'm able to maintain that social aspect of college that so many people lose after graduation.
Right now, I've got a good balance.
Song currently playing: Yeah - Usher
Posted by mldarby at April 5, 2006 03:02 PM