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Shit just got real:
May 4, 2012

I just emailed the head of the physics dept at my school. While that in and of itself isn't something to shout about, I'm hoping he'll be able give me the direction I need to have a seamless (as possible) transfer to PSU in fall 2013. I've been in school now for 1.5 years, I'm still rocking the 4-point, and I'm having so much fun learning more about things I'm interested in. I'm actually really happy I waited to go to school -- at this point in my life, I may be far more busy than I was at 17 or 18, but I have way more appreciation for going to school, and I am truly enjoying myself. I'm also getting additional education without going into major debt (which I should hopefully be able to continue), and I'm learning more about how I can push myself (and... uh... how important studying is?).
I'm currently in Calculus I, and (I know this is going to bite me in the ass later) it's far easier than I thought it would be. Maybe I expected it to be really tough because people who I consider smart/intelligent (there's a difference!) typically either react with fear or have started into stories about their failed relationship with calculus. I also have an excellent instructor, so of course I want to glom onto her while I can. This has been one of the most fun and challenging paths I've been on in my life, and I'm looking forward to the next 5 or so years until I graduate (and I'm already trying to figure out how the hell I can afford graduate school -- dooooom! doooooooom!).