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acostory
02-21-2011, 08:42 PM
Haven't seen a thread like this so I'd figure I'd go ahead and start one.

We all have our family lives, and our cosplay lives. But what we don't get to talk about often is our professional lives.

So, what's school like for you? You in university or high school? If you've already left, got some memorable experiences you'd like to share? Words of advice to the younger crowd?

How about your job? Love it? Hate it? Wish you had one?

Kildread
02-21-2011, 08:57 PM
I've been done with school for 6 years or so now --- the best thing that came out of it is when I was finally done with it. I'll never understand adults who say 'School is the best years of your life'. Life altogether got better, with more freedom, more autonomy, more... well, everything once I got past constrictions of school and got a stable job.

My job initially consisted of programming changes or new features in administrative/warehouse management software --- now I barely do any programming past bug resolution or program testing. Spending most of my time reviewing technical specs, challenging developments (Where you question the menas employed to accomplish X or Y) or supporting existing customers remotely.

It's pretty cool, my workplace allows for a flexible schedule and doesn't mind that I work a few hours at home each morning and I've been able to get fridays off in 2009 (At the expense of doing 9 instead of 8 hours the remaining 4 days) ^_^

I admit it's not very fulfilling in the whole pride/accomplishment department --- often I feel like I could go further elsewhere in a more established company, but this posting is stable, with great benefits and the only downside of the economic situation I've felt is no bonus for a year.

Formalhaut
02-21-2011, 09:35 PM
I went to santa monica college a few semesters, then enlisted in the Marines, which is what I do now...I fix the electrical systems on fighter aircraft. Its fun, I plan to mustang (go from enlisted to officer) in about a year. Im in this for life.

Rainbowgasm
02-21-2011, 10:06 PM
dropped out of high school due to medical reasons... want to finish it online but I'm moving to a new district soon so... I'll wait til then... I never have much patience for school related stuff... my best work/best attendance was at my co-op at the barn... honestly I failed to see the importance of 90% of the stuff in school... all I need is some business skills... honestly everything else is better learned at the stable because its so... different from what you learn in school...
As for jobs... currently I am unemployed, and because of how soon I plan to move, its hard to get a job here... in a month or 2 I will be starting to turn in horses once a week, but that's only like... $80 a month off my horses board... so I might do some smaller money making things like making costumes for friends and stuff... but for now I'm struggling and there's not much I can do...

Mehdia
02-21-2011, 10:16 PM
I have been out of high school for ten years now. Never went to college, I was so burned out on school and unsure of what I wanted to do beyond fashion design, so I never went. I spend my days now working in retail, I work at Target. It's not a bad job. I don't love it or hate it. But I do cosplay work for myself, friends, and commissions as well. I have website under construction for commissioning, so maybe someday that will be another steady source of income. I guess I'm one of those people who doesn't feel the need to climb the corporate ladder for the rest of my life. I see people I graduated with who went to college and did all the normal stuff in life and are miserable. I'm super happy with my life^^

Jennifer337
02-21-2011, 10:37 PM
I graduated from high school last year and am now a freshman at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, majoring in photography. It's an incredible school but the amount of work we've been getting in the past few weeks is just crazy. At one point I had 5 projects going on at the same time... in just one class.

I don't have a job right now (never have actually), because there'd be no way to both work and go to school. Hoping to get a summer job though.

rubyspitfire
02-21-2011, 10:44 PM
i absolutely hated high school. things happened there that severely changed me and not for the better. college was much better, i actually enjoyed going and would like to get back into it

i am currently out of work, and will likely not be able to go back into the work force. i have done everything from office to warehouse to school bus driver, and i have to say my favorite by far was anything in the transportation industry. i enjoy travelling, even when i'm not really going anywhere

A.F.S. 1984
02-21-2011, 11:06 PM
School blends well with some personalities while for others not so much. Personally, I love school. I got my bachelors in criminology, and I am currently working on my masters in criminology. I will probably go to law school or get a Ph.D.

Archangelz
02-21-2011, 11:15 PM
I've been out of college for almost 5 years now. I got my BA in Photography and while I loved the classes and the path I don't think I'm cut out for it. I love photography, it's not that, I just hate what comes with making it a living. Business, in every way, sucks and makes me want to take a nap instead of learning how to do it well. I can't stand it but I'm glad I know this now at 27 instead of struggling with it in my 30's and 40's.

To those of you in college (or about to enter) I will say this: try everything. There were so many opportunities, trips, groups, things that sounded fun but I convinced myself not to try that now I look back and wonder, "WTF?! Why didn't I do all THAT?!" It's not like I can't do everything now that was offered in college but things there are packaged nicely, usually far cheaper then you'll find outside of school, and you're typically going to be exposed to people your own age who are interested in this thing. It's just an different environment and I wish I had taken advantage of it more.

Archangelz
02-21-2011, 11:16 PM
I went to santa monica college a few semesters, then enlisted in the Marines, which is what I do now...I fix the electrical systems on fighter aircraft. Its fun, I plan to mustang (go from enlisted to officer) in about a year. Im in this for life.

Thanks for serving!

rubyspitfire
02-21-2011, 11:19 PM
Thanks for serving!

from me too ^_^ i'm physically unable to join

kittymutt
02-21-2011, 11:49 PM
I just graduated from High School last year. I'm currently going to a small community college and by the end of this semester I'll have my A-A degree. I'm still not sure what I want to go into. :( My dad really wants me to go into engineering, but I'm still not sure if it's for me or not.

If I get accepted into the university I applied for, I'll probably go that route. If I don't make it in, then I honestly have no idea what I'm going to do. I wish it was easier to choose a career. I wish I could be like my friends that know exactly what they want to do. But for me it's just so hard choose.

Aearon
02-22-2011, 12:03 AM
What type of Engineering? Mechanical Engineering is pretty fun. =)

Yui
02-22-2011, 12:29 AM
High school was awesome for me, but I devoured every subject and was thus usually quite under-challenged. (Since I ran out of electives, I had to start taking independent studies by senior year.) And then I went to an art college, which I was excited about at first, but I found out that this particular university was at best unorganized and at worst just a pretentious front - but in either case, it didn't seem to prepare any of the students for real life. I was *utterly* bored and continually misled for 4 years and surrounded by the most apathetic crowd I have ever been exposed to. I wish I had either: gone to general college and majored in art or at least majored in Fine Art rather than Commercial Design, rather than just accepting the first scholarship. ;_; The only good things about those years is that I got through a million Playstation games, made a ton of money teaching Adobe programs, and had plenty of time to draw on my own. While waiting for my school to magically deliver the meaning of life (and as a kid, I mistakenly thought that was what schools were supposed to do) I did learn to become more independent, which led to my ability to now have my own full-time home business (completely unrelated to any skills I picked up during school and completed non-dependent on a degree in my case.)

So my advice to those still in school is to continually question your education, demand to be challenged, and don't just assume the professors know what they are talking about. Insist on actually learning. Think about your future plans and make your school cater to you. If it isn't, find another one or go off on your own.





...I fix the electrical systems on fighter aircraft....

Also, that is seriously the sexiest job ever. I am jealous. *_*

cupofjasmine
02-22-2011, 02:20 PM
I graduated from High School last year. High School was definitely not the best four years of my life. I liked the school I graduated from, but I couldn't stand 80% of the people. The only good thing that I got out of High School was graduating. While everyone was taking pictures with each other after the ceremony, I left immediately. Now, I will be starting Cosmetology School in a week and I'm really looking forward to it. Plus, there's about 20-30 people in my school and that's a plus.

Aearon
02-22-2011, 02:45 PM
Sounds fun. I hope ya enjoy it. =)

Formalhaut
02-22-2011, 03:40 PM
Also, that is seriously the sexiest job ever. I am jealous. *_*

hahaha, thanks. its not as exciting as it sounds, tho I do get to work with F18/D Hornets on a daily basis...but for every wire I touch, theres a MOUNTAIN of paperwork that goes with it >:I Sure, the military isnt for everyone...But I made the best friends of my life there....except for one who I met here ^_^ hes the best :P

Kildread
02-22-2011, 06:25 PM
tho I do get to work with F18/D Hornets on a daily basis...but for every wire I touch, theres a MOUNTAIN of paperwork that goes with it >:I

I'd totally want to know the details of this --- is it just a repairs sheet detailing the work you did, or is there more involved since it's the military?

penny_dreadful
02-22-2011, 06:36 PM
I've been out of high school ten years, and I never finished college. I love learning, but I'm a rubbish student. Right now I'm on Civil Service Welfare-- working for the state government (at a college, ha ha ha), hoping to take some exams that will allow me to earn more money. I do data entry/reception work, basically, which is mostly dull as nails. I'm fortunate enough to work in a great office where everyone gets along, though, and my boss is pretty cool.

I never really figured out what I wanted to "do" in life, and while I know I could probably make more if I finished school and got a degree in... something, seeing so many friends who spent a lot of time and money earning degrees now desperately looking for work has kind of made me content to stay where I am for now. I'm happy, I make a decent salary, I get great benefits, I live 15 minutes away from my office-- why leave?

It's true, I am not a shining example of motivation and ambition. The constant refrain of my youth was "but you're just not living up to your potential." A terrible example for young people, I know, but I really do think college isn't for everyone. Somebody's gotta file your paperwork and answer your phones!

Formalhaut
02-22-2011, 06:38 PM
Our shop works 24 hours a day, 5 days per week. I'm night shift so I get to work at 10 pm. There is no formation, as soon as all of our crew is present, we check tools with previous crew, then get a verbal and written passdown on what they did during the shift. Every crew has at least one CDI (the inspector, can be any rank, usually a more senior dude), a production NCO, and rest of us minions are workers who work on gear/equipment.

The productionfag will assign you something to work on, and you will work on it, very simple. Rarely will anyone bother you. You can have music or a book or whatever when you work in your van, or on your plane

We have lunch from 1 to 2 and 2 to 3, then continue working until day shift shows up and they get a passdown from us at like 6:30 am and we go home.

Everyone is also assigned a duty section. Sometimes we get an overload of gear, and the squadrons can't fly all of their birds because so many pieces are being fixed. This is called an exrep. When it occurs during the week its no biggie as long as its fixed by Friday night. If is doesn't, everyone in that duty section roster will get recalled to fix that shit. You have 1 hour window to be at work, no matter what you are doing or where you may be. You can show up in civvies to work on the weekend.

That's pretty much it.

however, everytime I do something, I need to document it, what parts I needed, why I needed them, what condition the jet was in, etc. etc. etc.

SakuraxTsubasa
02-22-2011, 06:42 PM
I'm in a specialized high school for those who want to go into the medical field. It's....okay. (Understatement of hte year) Can I....mini-rant? I promise I'll keep it short....

sam vimes
02-22-2011, 06:43 PM
I'm a janitor and I work for someone I hate in the deepest core of my being.

The End.

Kildread
02-22-2011, 06:54 PM
@Formalhaut : It actually sounds kind of similar to work for an industry that's open around the clock --- part of me likes to think things are ran more tightly and the paperwork is actually not as half-assed as some of things I've seen in industries though.

Document everything you do sounds exactly what I have to do at work on my side, wether it's customer support, bug fixing, development, or ANYTHING, it needs to be logged in the system with a description of what I did in that lapse of time. However, it's a lot easier on a computer than in writing.

RoninEclipse2G
02-22-2011, 07:29 PM
I work in the parts department for one of the largest Subaru dealers in Colorado. There are things I love and hate about the job. If others did their jobs properly, and they didn't change processes that work constantly I would make a lot more and enjoy my job more. As it is, the side perks are awesome. I rarely pay retail for anything for my cars, and having access to lifts after work just can't be beat. Without a lift it takes me an hour and a half to change the oil and rotate the tires. With a lift I can save an hour :D

REP207
02-23-2011, 12:05 AM
I graduated from university with my Bachelors in Biology in December 2009, and I'm in the second semester of my first year of Vet school now. When I'm not curled in a ball under a dissection table banging my head on the floor, I really do enjoy it. Anatomy and physiology are jointly trying to destroy me at the moment though. >_<

I guess my best advice to those that are still in high school or undergrad is to never limit yourselves. If you truly want to do something, do it. Don't think about how long it will take, or how hard it will be. If you give up on something solely based on those reasons, you are going to regret it for the rest of your lives. Also, don't give up on something that you really want to do based on the fact that you don't think you are good enough. So many of my classmates dropped out of undergrad because they thought they weren't going to make it to whatever medical/graduate school they wanted to go to. Please believe in yourselves! I believe in you! ^-^

Flora88
02-23-2011, 12:15 AM
High school sucked.

Junior college sucked. I only went to it because I could get my basics finished for free.

College is pretty badass, though. I'll be graduating at the end of this semester, after which I will continue to work with two separate small publishers while trying to get my teaching certification in English, History, Speech and Debate, and Theatre. I'll also be trying to get certified for overseas education.

Aaaand I'mma try to finish that one book I've been working on for a year now.

Ineedaname9
02-23-2011, 12:33 AM
I finished high school in 09' with almost graduated with honors... (I had a 3.467 at the end of my third quarter of my senior year, they wouldn't ground up. I graduated with a 3.5...T_T)

Since then I've gone to a Community College. Gone from a Science major to a Liberal Arts major due to family problems. I plan to switch to UH as soon as I complete the language credits at KCC. To get a BA in...something. lol Then hopefully get into law school. XD

My Advice: Never take a Community College for being any less than the University, well if you plan on going to college in Hawaii at any rate.
I don't know the system's in the mainland but most community colleges here are connected to the University, so most of my credits are transferable and I have a smaller class size. Not to mention, cheaper and actually easier for me to get a scholarship to go to other countries. (The Honda scholarship pays for everything but your plane ticket to go to a country of your choice for a period of time plus 4000$....)

Shana05
02-23-2011, 01:45 AM
I don't have either right now. I was working at Target up till a month ago but I was miserable. My dad encouraged me to quit and go back to college. So I did and I'll be majoring in art at UMKC starting in the summer. I plan to go into graphic design.

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My Advice: Never take a Community College for being any less than the University, well if you plan on going to college in Hawaii at any rate.
I don't know the system's in the mainland but most community colleges here are connected to the University, so most of my credits are transferable and I have a smaller class size. Not to mention, cheaper and actually easier for me to get a scholarship to go to other countries. (The Honda scholarship pays for everything but your plane ticket to go to a country of your choice for a period of time plus 4000$....)

As one of my teachers at my community college (where I got my associates) said "We use the same textbook, why are we seen as so much lower?"

Ineedaname9
02-23-2011, 03:23 AM
As one of my teachers at my community college (where I got my associates) said "We use the same textbook, why are we seen as so much lower?"

XD Exactly lol Not always Japanese textbooks are the same price for both, T_T. I felt a part of my soul leave me when I had to buy it. I'm so lucky I get grants up to ying yang.... My other books are pretty cheap though I'm a 16 credit a semester student and I never end up spending more than 300 on books and supplies. (With the exemption of the soul ripping Japanese book)

Eau de Decus
02-23-2011, 03:55 AM
So, what's school like for you? You in university or high school? If you've already left, got some memorable experiences you'd like to share? Words of advice to the younger crowd? I've already graduated from college. I got a Bachelor's of Science degree in criminal justice and am impatiently waiting to see if I can't snag a training job as a Police Records and Evidence Specialist for the city of Palo Alto, CA. It's a sluggish process at best.

I don't have too many memories from my college days. I went to what we deemed a "commuter school", which means that most of the campus attendees commuted to and from school, so the moment my last class was out, I booked it home to avoid traffic. I didn't care for the college I went to and don't care to recall much of the blur that were my college days. It was filled with stress, stress, identity issues and I think more stress. Hmm, that sounds depressing, hah. It wasn't all bad. I enjoyed the learning, but working 30hrs a week and going to school 3 days a week while cramming out 15-16 units a semester will kill you after 4 1/2 years.

As far as words of advice for those of you entering college or those of you that are preparing, all I can say is try everything and you can never start too early. I started prepping for what I wanted to do in college when I was 14 (sounds young, I know) by taking a four year high school course for architectural and computer engineering. I completed the course when I was 18 and the most important thing I took away from that course is that I hate engineering. That saved me from learning the more expensive way - through college courses. Though I did get college credit for it. So experiment, try different things, even if you don't know anything about it. Who knows, you might just find a new hobby or career prospect.

When you enter college, take advantage of the first two years that require a bunch of GE courses to be taken. Take classes in different fields and see what you like, hate, are good in and what you're bad at. It helps to narrow down ideas while still gaining credits that can be put towards a completely different career choice should you choose to look elsewhere.

Don't be afraid to switch your professions. I went from architectural engineering, to being hired on as a deputy sheriff, to now looking into the more analytical aspects of criminal justice. Odds are the job you will love is the one you've never heard of before.


How about your job? Love it? Hate it? Wish you had one? I have one. I hate it. It pays the bills (barely) while I go through the process of my other job prospect so it will do for now.

Dragonomine
02-23-2011, 09:54 AM
No school. My job consists of taking care of the house and family. I enjoy rum in my spare time.

PeaceOfMind
02-23-2011, 12:00 PM
I graduated high school last year and am currently a freshman at a large state college. I'm studying computer science, which is something that I have been interested in for a long time but unfortunately do not have experience in. Not gonna lie, it's difficult. But it's also really exciting and interesting to me, and I'm passing my classes and learning a ton. And honestly, I'm really sick of people telling me that I'm not going to make it or that I'm not any good at it or anything like that. It's really starting to get on my nerves that people are so negative. Especially since before college, all I heard was encouragement to follow my dreams and everything.

Pocketfightr
02-23-2011, 02:08 PM
I graduated back in 2000. I did my time, that's all there really was to it. Following, I spent 2 years at a small graphic design college, didn't feel I was ready to join the working world (and all guest speakers told us no one was hiring graphic designers because of 9-11) so I continued on for two more years for my bachelors at a private college. Since I was only around the same small number of people at both school (didn't need any gen ed classes), I never really made any connections.

Shortly after graduating I was hired on at a small office supply/print shop. I don't love or hate my job... it's more problem solving than actual graphic design. (As in "Why the heck doesn't this client's art work?!?") It pays the bills and since I never really had an idea what I wanted to do with myself, it works for now.

squ33k t0y
02-23-2011, 03:39 PM
I graduated high school in 2008, and I started my first job the week after I graduated. Meanwhile that fall I started up in community college. Originally my dad fought with me not to go so I could stay home and work full time, but I refused and payed my own way through classes.

I continued at my job for about a year and a half, but hated it most of the time. Hancock Fabrics treats their employees like dirt. D: Just saying. But I did learn a lot about fabric usage, and other stuff while I was there, so it wasn't all for nothing. ^^; I didn't work for about 4 months after I quit and was living off of what I had saved up, but in December of..2009? I started working at Panera, and have been there since. And they treat their employees SO much better @-@! But it's still just a job, I don't love it or hate it.

I'm still going to community college and taking as many classes as I can afford at a time, but I'm really hoping to get to transfer to a university next fall so I can finally get on track to graduate @-@;.

RukiasTears
02-23-2011, 04:04 PM
I am in 11th grade now, I hate it. Planning on going to community college. Needs a job. Wants to move to New Jersey.
yep.

SakuraxTsubasa
02-23-2011, 04:26 PM
I am in 11th grade now, I hate it. Planning on going to community college. Needs a job. Wants to move to New Jersey.
yep.

What's in New Jersey? XD There's like....nothing here.

Pobe
02-23-2011, 04:27 PM
I'm currently a sophomore in college, and I'll be studying in Kyoto next year after spending a couple of months with my grandparents in the mountains outside Nagoya. College life was tough for me to get used to, but I'm finally starting to enjoy it.Until recently, I was very detached from the school but I decided to branch out this semester and joined 2 new clubs (neither are much of a time commitment, luckily). So I guess I'll have to second what a bunch of people have already said and recommend getting involved in stuff, and trying new things even if you think you'll be bad at it or it's out of your comfort zone.

As for work, I have an on-campus job where I work backstage for academic (classical, modern instrumental) concerts. I haul around chairs and stands and try not to step in the brass section's spit puddles :)

One good thing to keep in mind is that no matter how planned out you think your life is, plans will change. For example, I started college with the intention to be a bio major. After about a semester of Japanese, I decided add that as a second major. As of Monday evening, I have decided to just focus on my Japanese major and abandon the bio thing altogether. And this is all because I had a very good interview for a study abroad program that I wasn't even planning to go because it doesn't offer bio credits (I had the deposit to another program all ready to be mailed the next morning). So yeah, it's best not to get too set on plans for the future because you might miss out on an even better opportunity.

Eau de Decus
02-23-2011, 04:46 PM
What's in New Jersey? XD There's like....nothing here.The potential statue of Robo Cop. Other than that, I have nothing.

SakuraxTsubasa
02-23-2011, 07:19 PM
The potential statue of Robo Cop. Other than that, I have nothing.

...I'm SO confused.

harmonyisarine
02-23-2011, 09:08 PM
I graduated from college back in May of 2009 with a degree in Marine Biology (soooo long ago, I know (/end ridiculous emotionally-driven hyperbole)). I'm trying to get back into grad school but at first I was running into only funding issues ("We'd love you but aren't accepting master's students. Sorry!") last year, I began running into funding AND inspiration issues this year. It's hard to keep your hopes up for so long with only negative results... I want to go back. I need to go back. I will go back. Hopefully in fall, but someday I'll make it to that doctorate!

For now I'm at a job of hatred. In fact, tomorrow I get to go do inventory at 6:30am during which time we're not allowed to talk, sing, listen to music on either a store-shared stereo or our own mp3 players, chew gun too loud or do anything other than calmly walk (I like to skip/dance) to our next destination. I think I'll be yelled at if I breathe wrong. I'm trying to find a new job, but it's a small area... (I work at Shoe Department, or "Shoe Hell." I don't know if it's the management in my area or the entire company that's bad (well, it's bad in my area but I don't know aobut other regions)).

HomeDepot
02-24-2011, 12:44 AM
I graduated from college back in May of 2009 with a degree in Marine Biology. I'm trying to find a new job, but it's a small area... (I work at Shoe Department, or "Shoe Hell."

One of my roommates graduated with a degree in limnology. She had to spend a year working as a house cleaner before she found a job in her field. Hang in there!


I graduated from college in August. My grand plan was to take a couple of years off to work before going to law school, but when I was still jobless in November I decided to retake the LSATs and apply this year. Right now I volunteer for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which has been pretty rewarding, except for the not being paid thing. heh.

My favorite experiences from college were studying abroad and living in a totally awesome co-op.
My least favorite experiences were all at the stereotypical college party scenes. It took me all of freshman year to realize that I hate big crowds, loud noise, and dancing. So I baked with my friends and watched Firefly instead ^_^.

Eau de Decus
02-24-2011, 12:51 AM
...I'm SO confused.It's exactly as it sounds. A wonderful statue of Robocop!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/imaginationstation/detroit-needs-a-statue-of-robocop

Buckshot Billie
02-24-2011, 04:51 AM
What's in New Jersey? XD There's like....nothing here.

Taylor Ham, of course.

Anyway: I'm a freshman at Pratt Institute. I am also currently unemployed. My life makes a "wah wah wahhhhhhhhh" sound if you listen hard enough.

tn_scotsman
02-24-2011, 10:26 AM
I've been out of college for almost 13 years, been in the same company (different rolls) for nearly 10. I got my degree in fine arts and work out of my home as a full time computer nerd. Working from home has its ups and downs. Biggest down is I am basically always at work, but it does allow me time to slip away and work on costumes.

Foot
02-24-2011, 11:03 AM
I'm in the military, and all my friends deployed recently. I joined this site hoping to make some new ones while they're gone. Pretty cut and dry I know, but that's basically it. lol.

Makira
02-28-2011, 12:50 AM
I'm attending college to get my Bachelors in Childhood Education/Music Theory ^.^ Almost a Junior I suppose, if we want to go by those terms.

I currently work at an animal hospital taking care of those delightful critters. I love working with animals however the manager at my hospital makes going to work pretty unbearable. So sadly, I'm looking elsewhere. Devoted a year to this place and I see no progress coming from it, but! Maybe I can transfer.

Other than that o.o my life is pretty generic. Work, school, boyfriend, party... I attend one convention a year (Anime Expo), so, yeah.

Woo life!

Red Raccoon
02-28-2011, 04:57 PM
Meh, I can't really say I loved high school...but I didn't hate it really either. It was rough, missed half of freshmen year cause I got really sick. Then sophmore year just felt like I was trying to catch up on what I still needed to do from the previous year. Junior year is the year of hell at the high school I went to...having to start thinking of college, SATs/ACTs, keeping your grades up...very stressful. The Senior year....college applications, final SAT/ACT stuff, scholarships, financial aid, ect. Yea...not fun >.<. I graduated last year, and am taking a year off before going to college this fall (fall of 2011) at Middlesex Community college. Plan to go there for two years then transfer somewhere else...as for where I am still unsure.

I've been working at the local Stop&Shop for...about three years now. Doesn't sound long, but considering how fast we tend to go through teenagers/part timers there it's pretty damn impressive XD. I know how to ring, do the self scan, a little bit of florist (hated being over there...), and now I mostly do File Maintenance stuff (making tags, signs, dividing up/hanging sale tags, making sure stuff rings up correctly, price changes...all sorts of fun stuff).

Most of my friends are off at college...leaving me with VERY little social life outside of work, or hanging out with my boyfriend (girl does need her friends dammit!). I go to one convention a year (Anime Boston ftw!). And I like making random videos in my spare time!
Yea...that's about it

SakuraxTsubasa
02-28-2011, 05:01 PM
Taylor Ham, of course.
And meeeeeee! :P
(Dunno who that is.)

I'm wishing high school were over right now; sophomore year has got me at my wits' end and I am NOT enjoying it.

lyraparry11
03-02-2011, 11:08 PM
I'm a junior in high school, and I don't really like or hate it. I get decent grades and want to go to a decent college or maybe an art school. My dream job would be to be a fashion designer, but unless you make it really big in that, it can be hard to make money. So therefore I have no idea what I want to do when I'm done with school. I haven't had a job yet, though I want to get one as soon as the SATs are over.

Flora88
03-02-2011, 11:20 PM
Fuck homework.
I'm going to read a book instead.
I'll have time to do it after work tomorrow.

(Just typing that made me feel more in control of my life.)

Sakura Blizzard
03-03-2011, 09:43 PM
I'm in my Junior year. I can't decide between being a Pharm major or some sort of animal major. I want to be a pharmiscit(?) or a VEt Tech maybe. But I can't decide. I'm influenced because I LOVE animals. Any kinds. Not afraid of reptiles ether I used to hide them in my room with my sister who caught them. Bugs I'm ok with sort of. And medicine from experience with my sister's continuos surgries and need for medince to stop the pain and clam her. I spell so bad outside school. >.<'

FunnyValentine
03-05-2011, 05:44 PM
I'm a freshman in college. One more year and I'll be transferring to a school in New York. My major is music, when I get all the credits and degree I'll be studying Music Performance and something with producing or musical theatre.
High school was okay, but senior year I just wanted to get out of there. I had a lot of friends a year older than me. I remember I always wore high heels and people would constantly ask why, which annoyed me. Sorry I like shoes, jeez. The only thing I learned from high school is FAVORITISM. Most of my graduating class is pregnant or in jail, fun times.

DireKitty
03-05-2011, 06:06 PM
Fuck homework.
I'm going to read a book instead.
I'll have time to do it after work tomorrow.

(Just typing that made me feel more in control of my life.)

This. I stare at it. Hmm... should write that paper. Then I gaze at all my sources. Mmmm would make a good quote. Then i stare at the paper. Mmmm...urrrgghhhh..... bwaaaaaaaaa..... Ouuu look, a book! *reads*

I mean... it's not due until the 10th! COMMON I HAVE TIME!

Rose of Battle
03-05-2011, 07:41 PM
I'm a sophomore in college right now, attending Ithaca College as a journalism major with minors in history and writing. My friends think I'm insane. They're probably right--I have to write some kind of paper or article nearly every night. I also copy edit for the school paper and I work for the magazine on campus. I just applied to be an editor, so I'm hoping I get lucky. *crosses fingers*

Next spring I'm planning on studying abroad in London! It'd be neat if I could get an internship at somewhere like the BBC, but I'm not sure how well that will go when I haven't had a single big-name internship yet. (Not having a car makes it difficult to actually work somewhere out of town.)

Right now I work on campus in the bakery and the kiosk in the communications school. It's really easy work, which is why I get paid minimum wage. XD I also get out early at the bakery a lot, which would be nice if it didn't mean that I got paid fewer hours. At home I work at the local Borders, which is luckily still in business. The Borders here in Ithaca is closing, so there goes my plan of working there when I have a car.

I luckily don't have much work to do this weekend because I've been on top of everything. Pokemon Black and White coming out tomorrow has motivated me to get everything out of the way so that I can enjoy the game for a few days. XD