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June 18, 2005

Times Past

I was just thinking about what it was like in college. You work and work non-stop while learning all this cool stuff. You want just a little time to yourself to explore the things you're learning and maybe make something for yourself (I went to engineering school). But, you never have the time because either you're just beginning a new project, studying for a test (or even worse, a final) or you're just trying to recover from the previous session of classes. All through this you keep on promising yourself that when you get the time you're going to do it... All you have to do is make it through the current quarter (semester, whatever) and then you'll have some time to rest and create for yourself.

Then you graduate and life happens. I used to say, "I'm not going to let it hapen to me!" and I really believed that. But, things happen like trying to find a place to live, girlfriend, wife or just keeping that significant other happy. Of course, I would have the time if I worked a standard 40 hour work week and could leave my work for work hours, but that doesn't happen. I think todays "new" crop of scientists and engineers are so worried about the same financial state of the early 2000s happening again that we want to make sure our companies can't live without us. Couple that with an excellent work ethic and you end up with someone like me. Believe me, I'm not trying to brag or anything, that's just the way it is.

Posted by Guy at June 18, 2005 2:23 PM