Senior Letter

I don’t have goals specifically lined out for the future, but I have marketable skills and a broad idea of what I want in life.

I am not rich, I do not have familial connections to great companies, I do not have developed plans (or funds) for grad school.

I do have some realizations. I do have some interests in using these marketable skills for nonprofit organizations. I do have sympathy for the homeless, the hungry, and the sick. Combine that all and you get where we are today.

What I do have is I know what I want to do (sort of); I want to stop living my life for the approval of others. I want to stop living my life to fit someone else’s criteria.

I am sorry I can’t do better than this, but truly, I want to be free from this madness I’ve gotten myself into. How absurd it is of me to attempt to live my life for others, when I can live for me.

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Living off the grid

Alaska. Yes you heard it, I went to America’s largest and wildest state. I had a chance to join many on the LU@YNP trip, but I did the LU@TAC instead. We drove from Fairbanks, up above the Arctic Circle, to Prudhoe Bay.

Through this experience, I saw the great length of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which ran all over the landscape. The pipeline had pros and cons, economics vs. the environment, but I was glad we got the chance to see the real story.

The pipeline was great for the economy; there were many construction and maintenance jobs as we drove to Alaska’s oil field.

This reminded me of my world literature class. We read about a college student in Japan dealing with his best friend’s suicide while he tries to discover who he is. I felt somewhat like him in this place, I felt like an awkward part of a world that didn’t understand me, and I didn’t understand it.

However, through my Spanish class, I learned a bit of how people live their lives in many different places. They may eat differently, celebrate different things, wear different clothes, and laugh at different jokes.

But they’re all just trying to make it at the end of the day.

Living off the internet and cell phone grid to me seems a bit outlandish, but perhaps it’s not. Perhaps there is much I have to learn from people who see nothing but the world in front of them, rather than the whole they choose to see in the palm of their hands.

I’m not going to completely criticize phone usage because it allows us to stay connected at a distance, but sometimes it’s nice to see where we’re planted.

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Great Spring Semester!

I am in all major classes this semester, but if I can stay on top of everything I hope that I can achieve!

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Hello world!

Welcome to Longwood Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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