Mountain Dew & Pop-Tart

Earlier this week, I visited a friend of mine who started her freshman year at my alma mater, Austin Peay State University (APSU).  We had a great visit and I am so proud of his little lady.  But traveling to campus brought back so many memories of my college experience and including daily (very unhealthy) breakfast a Mountain Dew and a Pop-Tart.

I have always felt that I got a great education at APSU and felt fortunate to be able to attend college.  But college wasn’t the best time in my life, I didn’t have two nickels to rub together, I commuted each day,  and I worked like crazy.  I was provided with a great place to live (my home where I grew up), my food was provided and my clothes washed.  Most importantly, I had a great cheerleader, my Dad.  My boyfriend at the time (my now superhero husband) worked more than I did and was going to school at night.  Most of our dates were spent doing homework or going to church.

During my time at APSU, I didn’t have a lot of friends on campus or otherwise, I commuted to campus and most of the folks there lived on campus and my high school friends all went to other colleges.  In retrospect, I should have made friends, because it would have made for a less lonely experience.  Compared this experience to my masters degree experience several years later, I can’t believe I am the same person.  I was even more busy getting my masters but made time for friends that I still have and cherish.

There really isn’t a point to this point, but just a rambling on…..

6 Comments on “Mountain Dew & Pop-Tart

  1. My undergrad experience was very similiar. I look back on it and think of all the things I should of done but that has helped make me who I am today. Not much I can do about it now but learn from it. I think I made more friends in grad school as well. I’m so glad Graduate school was different b/c that is where we became friends and I cherish our friendship.

    • Kristin,

      I cherish our friendship from Belmont and am so glad that we were able to start our friendship together there.

  2. Mt. Dew and Poptarts? ha. I did the college thing and had plenty of nights of eating ramen noodles and such. I’m fortunate that I lived on campus and had the college experience. but I’m proud of you and what you accomplished and how you were able to make it look effortless. You may be married to a superhero but your kinda a superwoman. just so you know.

    • Danielle,

      To make it look easy is all smoke and mirrors. I’m proud of you for having the courage to go to ETSU for college.

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