I’m not one for complaining, especially when I put myself in a situation that’s insane. Yet, I just feel the need to share with you the insane length of a day in my life. Let’s take yesterday, Monday, September 29.
It’s currently 4:45 in the morning. I’ve just finished up programming for my intro to computer programming class. I started working around 11, and I finished around 3:30. I don’t have a printer in my room, and I went down my AIM buddy list. Out of the three people awake, only one has a printer.
I used to feel so alone in the city.
Now I feel as sense of belonging at this university.
It is good to just say hi,
On an elevator,
At the Guadalupe crosswalk,
On the West Mall,
On the quad,
In the FAC,
Or in line at Wendy’s.
Let me take a moment to point out the obvious: college is harder than high school. So obviously I’ve had to make some adjustments in order to better acquaint myself with college life. These are a few of the lessons I’ve learned at UT after my first month here:
Hi, my name is Paul, and I’m addicted to practicing.
Statistically, for any one girl on this campus,
There are 3 guys vying for her affection.
As of yesterday, I have officially been living in D.C. for three weeks. This is the longest I have ever spent in this part of the United States, and it has definitely been a learning experience. In fact, I’ve learned so much that I’ve decided to put together an ultra-condensed list of things I’ve picked up on. Some significant, some not so significant. Either way, I thought each of them was interesting enough to deserve a spot in my blog.
Currently listening to: Five for Fighting – World
I stared at my keyboard for a good 10 minutes before writing this post. How do I begin to tell the story of my time here at UT Austin?
Lesson Number 1: You’ll never know unless you try
I know, you have heard it before, read it in posters, books, motivational speeches, and products, over and over. I have, too–But I’ve found much truth in this often heard phrase.