Hiya, folks. I know, it's been entirely too long with almost nothing from me.
Now, y'all know I started college 3 years ago. Just moved in for my 4th year yesterday. Well, when I started, I felt like I was adjusting well. Somewhere along the way, though, I kind of lost my way, like a lost sheep if you will. I was still focused on my studies, but I became especially focused on my studies in years two and three due to a few tough classes.
That probably doesn't sound so bad, except I didn't really realize that the more I focused, the less time I was giving myself to relax, de-stress, and do things I enjoyed (like come here and help folks). By the time my breaks would roll around (including my 1 month winter and 3 month summer breaks), I would promise myself that I'd try to do more of what I enjoyed again, but somehow I was still stuck thinking "Oh, gosh, I have to do this, that, and something else"...so I still never really let myself unwind.
So I ended up taking most of the time during my breaks to sort things out about myself & a few friendships. Until this summer, I didn't realize that one of my friendships was actually adding stress, and I magnified it. :doh: So, 3 years into college, I finally decided to chill out.
I'm hoping that I can now maintain a better balance within my life, and not just go AWOL from everything. Now that I'm at a different university from the past 3 years, it's kind of required. I'm thinking that I should be able to undo my magical disappearing act and show up here wayyy more often now. :iagree:
Oh. BTW. I am now in school (still undergraduate) for software engineering. I was a math major throughout year two, and changed pretty much at the tail end of year two. Last year was a wrap up at my previous school so I could get a degree from them as well as a degree from my current university once I finish here. (It doesn't really help that much, but might look good, haha). Haven't failed anything, thankfully, though I definitely had to struggle with a few obnoxious classes, LOL. :bigsmile:
So...hi, folks! I've missed you all. :flower:
/me pretends that he isn't going to get many angry glares :eek:
side note: First, I'm fine. But moving into school yesterday, I got dehydrated, and actually had to go to the hospital. Let me tell you: It stunk. LOL. A great way to start my year.