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Taking Life Back

J. Turner



Yesterday afternoon I was taking a long shower to try and relax from the fatigue I was suffering from due to an unknown illness that (knock on wood) has gone away and was thinking about my current job as a computer tech at the local Office Depot and how much I actually enjoyed working with people and troubleshooting computer issues and it brought back my interest in programming and just the digital world in general. This is why tomorrow, as soon as possible, I’m going to the local EKU branch and discussing the possibility of going back to school now that I’ve matured even more and know what I for sure want to do with my career.


Truth be told I miss going to classes. I miss the sense of being a college student. I miss the people that are on campus. I miss the free food. The free swag. Making new friends. Meeting new people. The sense of actually doing something worthwhile.


This time around I will have no distractions or friends that put me down and make me feel like I’m worthless. I’ll have good friends as fellow classmates. I won’t have to worry about pleasing anybody because I’ve figured it out…2 years too late, but, it’s not about what other people think of me. It’s about what I want to do. It’s about my passions, dreams, and desires. The only pressure I should feel is pressure on myself to do the best that I can for myself. I will choose to do homework the same night it’s assigned instead of putting it off to go out somewhere. I will hang out with my friends after studying, not during. This is MY life.


If I can offer any advice to any potential college students reading this it would be this:


“Do what YOU want to do with YOUR life.”


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That is great! Truly, this is the time of your life that you should be going to college and experiencing all of those things that you mentioned. If you don't, you just might regret it. My college memories are some of the best I have ever had in my life, and I will never forget them, or the people that made them so special.

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