Because…

playing foosballNow simply put, college is great. I really enjoyed it and hope everyone gets to have half the experiences that I did.¬† I went to get my degree and I got it. It’s in a frame just like everyone else has. It is special to me because I know what it took to earn it. Of course if I ever forget I can just check my student loan bill. Yikes. Anyway I not only finished school but I also made really great friends and yes, we still hang out. Actually I crush many of my buddies in our monthly poker games. Good times.

Maybe college is not for everyone. If you did not attend college that’s ok too. As long as you have a job that¬† can pay the bills, thats all that matters. Or is it? I read somewhere that 90% of Americans don’t love their job. Yikes that is pretty startling if you think about it. I am very fortunate to be doing what I love and actually went to school for. Sadly that is not the case for a lot of people. Even though they went to college for a certain major, they ae doing something totally different. Not that it is a bad thing, it’s just a fact.

You only live once, so go for the job you really want. It may sound cheesy, but being in a job you dislike makes for a miserable existence. Of course, sometimes it can’t be helped. I have had a couple of bummer jobs over the years and I just kept my head up and worked extremely hard at whatever I was doing.

So why am I rambling on about jobs and life? Because it relates to college I guess. Look, I’m not some old, wise person dropping heaps of knowledge on your head but I have seen a thing or two. We all have. Learning is life, not just living. Back to the college thing now.

When living in a dorm, make sure you have some sort of air freshener. I’m not kidding. Living in that close of proximity to other human beings can get pungent. I learned this very early on. Also, even if your stuff is clearly marked, you will find stuff missing. I don’t care if you put locks on everything, it will happen. Just deal with it is all I can say. Don’t keep opened boxes of food laying around either. Playing endless table games in the game room. Because that is just what you want to hear in the room. The scurrying of tiny mouse feet or looking at a line of ants. It doesn’t matter how new or clean your dorm is either. They will find the open food. Again, this is unfortunately from experience. You see kids, if you can learn from my dumb mistakes you will save yourself both time and heartache. I am not the brightest bulb in the box sometimes.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I have fun writing about some of my college days and some things I learned along the way. I update this quite often, especially when I remember a great story or tip. Check back often to find some more tidbits of interesting things and such.