Thursday, August 4, 2011

pottermania, end of the summer, and thoughts of the future..

Lots of exciting things, though I'm not in the right mood to express it right. I'm absolutely exhausted, though I'm not sure why.. I've only been awake for 13 hours, doing a grand nothing all day (yay off days), bringing it to a happy 2:30 in the morning.

But yes, excitement. See this picture here? Yes, it really is a screen shot from my own computer. It just so happens that I knew that it was in chapter 14 that the Quidditch match between Griffindor and Hufflepuff was canceled. I get to be one of a million people that get to set the stage for Pottermore. Considering how many people are Harry fanatics, I consider myself extremely lucky.

But okay, that's only one thing. The biggest thing is that I go back to college in 4 days. I only have 3 shifts left at amc, so its really down to it now. They didn't schedule me on my last day, so I have to pick up on my free movie watching while I'm not working, since that privilege leaves with my employment. But that Sunday I have off before I go up on Monday is going to be a bittersweet day. No work, so just packing and goodbyes. I already had to say bye to Tim, who left for KU on Tuesday morning.

But we all know, when you say bye to some people you're leaving for somewhere where you can say hello once again to others. I'm pretty excited to go see all my Baylor friends again, and permanently this time. No more 2 days here and there when I have a day or two off. It's the real thing this time, and I'm beyond ready.

On a completely different note, kinda, I've seriously been reconsidering my ambitions. Do I really need to graduate from Baylor? Does it really matter where I get my undergrad? Baylor is just so expensive, especially for undergraduate school for a business major. Anyone in the business world who is somebody has an MBA, and that's really all that employers look at if you have it. But do I even need that? Do I really care that much? Do I need to be somebody in the business world, or am I content with a degree from UNT? (For all you who don't know, University of North Texas is the local-ish state university.... it's not exactly top notch, but it's cheap and it's still a degree.

What brought this on? Well, I was talking to a friend of mine who skipped a year of school after high school and is working at amc (she got me the job), and is going to community college while she keeps working this next year. She's getting a nice little house with a roomie or two and is just getting right along with life. I feel like college is keeping me back more than it's helping me get ahead, especially at Baylor. Don't get me wrong, I love Baylor so much, but I'm starting to think it's for the fun and the friends, instead of the actual establishment. And I know for a fact my family can't afford four years at Baylor. So it's down to loans and scholarships, or a different school. I would miss Baylor so much if I left, but it's an option I'm now seriously considering, just because I don't think my education is that important. It would be if I cared that much about making 6 figure at any point in my life, but I just don't know if it's all that important. I've found, with this summer of amc, that I can be happy with my job even if I don't make that much. In a place like amc, I can work my way up purely on personality and non-educationally based skill. I'm good at my job, and I could have done it without even high school.

I haven't told my parents any of this; I wouldn't want them to have a heart attack when I told them I didn't want to go to grad school at Harvard anymore. Sure, I still feel like I should finish college, somewhere. A college education gets my options much more open. I just don't think that it's essential to go to one of the most expensive schools in Texas to get it. I don't know. It's something I'm gonna be thinking about this year while I hit the business core pretty hard. In the meantime, I'm gonna keep enjoying Baylor, because it's a blast and I love all my friends and brothers there.