Helen Keller said that, bless her old soul.
And this is where I come in. Hi, I’m Liam, and welcome to The College Nomad. Those words Helen Keller spoke, or wrote, have always been a part of me since I remember reading them. I was quite young, and I knew that life was not that which was going on around me. I didn’t want to have a boring life, I wanted something else, something different. Something, more.
Therefore comes in the College Nomad. I was once a college student too, a very poor stressed out little guy, trying to figure it all out. It sucked, to be honest. I didn’t really make time of the college services that were available to me, but if I think about it, even if I had all the help in the world, it wouldn’t have helped my issues.
I was poor. I had a shitty part-time job at Burger King. And all I wanted to do was travel. I was a gypsy inside, wanting to get out of routine, wanting to break free. I lived in a crappy house share environment, though when it got bad I lived with the rents. It all was such a burden on me, I had no idea what to do, or how to do it. And it took me FOREVER to figure it all out. I wish I was smart then, as I am now because I would have done it a lot differently. I wouldn’t have invested time and money into an education that was ultimately taking me nowhere.
I wasn’t doing anything practical, like Law or Commerce. Not that its practical now either, but back then I thought I wanted to do shitty American Studies because it ‘interested’ me. I mean, give me a break, right? Continue reading