Ah, but another three week stint without a post. My bad. A combination of school starting and me not using my time efficiently has contributed to the lack of posts. That’s an explanation, not an excuse.
Ok fine, those are just excuses. But oddly enough, not too many weird things have happened to me lately. Strange, I know. That said, I’d like to update my readers on the events of the weeks since my last post.
- I sadly did not receive the Thiel Fellowship that I wrote about toward the end of December, and thus, will not be dropping out of school. I can’t say I’m devastated, but it would have been cool. I have to admit, though, something with the whole process is a bit off to me. They still have not named the winners, and stretched their deadline to the end of February, when it started at January. Maybe it’s just me, but with a decision like this for young students, would it not have been imperative for them to have actually met the self-imposed deadlines? While I am somewhat disappointed about not receiving the fellowship, I can’t complain too much. There’s always school… hmm maybe I can complain.
- Once again, I’m just not a big fan of my classes. There’s something about the numbers and equations of business classes that bore me. I think I am going to do something to change this. For some time now, I had been planning on pursuing three different majors—finance, supply chain management, and information systems. I don’t think I’m going to do that anymore. I envy my friends who enjoy the classes they take and truly find pleasure in attending class. What I realized recently, though, is that I was following that path only because I thought it was what was best for my career down the road. While it’s not always wrong to do something for money or job prospects, as it is often necessary to do so, you should also do things because you want to. Nothing is set in stone, but I think I am going to pursue a minor in creative writing and perhaps a minor in philosophy as well. Simply put, I’m going to take classes because they interest me, not because I have to.
- One slightly weird thing did happen to me the other day. I was walking back from class in the precursor to the blizzard that was the last two days, and I sneezed. It was just an ordinary sneeze, I wasn’t dying or anything. I’ve talked about how I’m oblivious when I walk from place to place in the past, and this was no different. But as I continued to walk, I realized this kid was following me. I’m not talking in a crazy, paranoid way, but he was just walking faster and faster toward me. Naturally, I speed up to compensate. Then he speeds up. Finally, I turn around and I look at him and blurt out, “do you need something?” And he looks at me and says, “gazuntight!” After staring incredulously for about 15 seconds, I stuttered a thank you. He turned around and started walking the other way. While this was rather polite, I just don’t understand. Who does that ever, let alone in the middle of a snow storm? I’d never seen the kid before, and perhaps never will again, but I guess he’s got karma on his side. Anyway, that was just odd and thought I could share it.
There is one other thing going on in my life right now that I have been waiting to write about, but I’ll save it for a full post tomorrow night, because I think it deserves its own post. Check back tomorrow for more! Hopefully this caught you up on the life of me. As you can see, it hasn’t been altogether exciting of late.