hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,

College Age

Man, I've been writing a lot recently - I wonder if this is a reflection of my current dissatisfaction with life, and I'm writing so I have a place to vent . . . anyway, right now I'm in the car while Tony's driving to Chicago so we can meet our parents and family friends for Turkey Day.

So, Tuesday night I stopped by Evangel to meet my friend Matt. I had read some Tupac lyrics for him, as he's writing a paper on rap music and Christianity (Evangel is an Assemblies of God university - sorry for the lack of linkage but I can't access the web to find stuff). Anyway, I went to the library first, before figuring out he was in the lab, and while walking around the buildings, I realized I miss being a college student. I don't necessarily miss the academia, but I miss the benefits of being a student, such as being surrounded with people your own age all the time and the common purpose (getting a degree) of most of the people there.

I also realized I'm still really in student mode. I was on campus and realized I was dressed like a student, but it's what I've been wearing to work too. Some clog sandals, some slacks, and a hoodie. Very relaxed look, and definitely not a business look. I think the student look came through during my TFA interview as well. I'm not huge on dressing up, at least in the sense of anything that requires more than an oxford and a tie, so for my interview I went in wearing an a forest/olive green shirt, cream khakis, a think black tie, black belt, black socks, and black shoes. Not super dressy, and something I was still comfortable in. Was surprised to see that of the other 3 guys there, two were wearing suits, and the other guy was dressed more casually than me, with his Doc Martens, cords, and a sweater.

Anyway, my lesson went well, and the interviewers even talked with me about the lesson I taught later. (It's kind of a neat way of solving algebraic equations that I was shown when I was subbing.) The part that I'm not sure about is the interview - the guy was taking lots of notes, so the interview was very formal, as he didn't look up much. In the past interviews seem to often turn into conversations, so the interviewer can get a feel for me, rather than this very standard, stick to the rubric type deal I had last week. I walked out of the thing thinking I did poorly, but in hindsight, I really have no idea. The TFA guys had been there a couple days, so copious notes are good for them to remember later when they have to pare the field down.

I've also realized I post really long entries - that when I start to type, I type a lot - I don't know when this change occured because most of my earlier posts are rather terse. I think this is another sign of my disatisfaction with my current place in life, as I try to whittle down the days till I'm done with my AmeriCorpsposition - I write to escape from reality (or in this case the tedium of a long car ride).

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