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Tonight was my 10 year high school reunion, and I’m very content in saying that I stayed home and made dinner, watched TV and played the new Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. Somewhat a symbol of the kind of life I have come to lead – laid back and relaxed at home, no focus on going out or big parties/gatherings. This isn’t really where I thought I’d be 10 years after high school, but I can honestly say it’s much better than where I thought my life would take me.

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I tend to consider myself a moderately visible person.  I’m pretty talkative, not at all aware of how to control my volume, and I’m not a tiny person that could be easily overlooked.  Yet somehow, I’m often looked through by others, treated as though I’m not even there.  So either I’m finally invisible and people can’t see me, or people just assume I’m stupid.  Or more likely – people at large are stupid themselves.  I’m going with that one.

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With the beginning of the Fall semester this year I tailored down my schedule to only one class for multiple reasons, one of the main ones being that I felt it would decrease my stress.  To a certain extent it’s working, but I fear that it’s at the sake of my sanity.  At the beginning of every class my professor comes in and puts up a quote on the projector and has the whole class read it aloud.  It’s something about finding a career by finding yourself, blah blah blah.  I feel like I’m in elementary school reciting the pledge of allegiance every day, or in an alcoholics anonymous meeting repeating the same thing every week but secretly never meaning it.

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I sat down last night to write my first paper for my Master’s level management course, and it didn’t take me as long as I thought it would.  I wasn’t looking forward to doing the paper, but once I actually sat down and did the small amount of research necessary to write an informed essay, I found that the material was worth reading and the amount of self-evaluation needed to finish the paper off was enlightening.  But it was only after I finished spending an hour or so on this paper that I realized I had never put this kind of relaxed effort into high school.  And I couldn’t help but realize…what was I thinking?

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