Sunday, April 16, 2006

Leaving Worcester

Well, it's time I get ready to leave Worcester for good. My degree is complete, my apartment lease is running out soon, and most of my friends have moved on already.

I'll be moving to the Hartford, CT area. My job is near there, and I'm planning on taking grad courses at the RPI campus nearby for a robotics MS. It's a shitty, polluted, corrupt city... so I should feel right at home. I had been hoping to move to the Boston area instead, but I guess I'll postpone that plan a few years for when I'm ready for a PhD. Union Aerospace and most other big tech corporations will pay for my continued education, so I might as well take advantage of them.

This certainly isn't how I expected things to turn out. When I first got to WPI, I expected to leave exactly four years later with a Catholic fiancée, a high-paying job, and a down payment on my white picket fence. Sex, drugs, and industrial music were forbidden mysteries, God was just bashful, and the world consisted of Good Guys and Bad Guys. Things are a little bit different now.

All things considered, though... I wouldn't have it any other way.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't how I expected things to turn out.As far as I can tell, a key component of maturity is the ability to deal with setbacks imposed. Instead of just soaking the punches life throws at you, it's much better to throw Life to the ground and do something at least as what you were planning in the first case.

Good luck back in CT.

-Peter

1:35 PM, April 16, 2006  
Blogger The DZA said...

I'd be careful of mentioning company names on your blog. I just got fired for that reason.

6:22 PM, April 17, 2006  
Blogger Explodicle said...

Yeah, I think you're right. From now on, I'm going to call it UAC.

6:12 PM, April 19, 2006  

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