Well it is time for my obligatory new year of college journal. There hasn't been many journals separating this one from the last one, but I digress.
A lot has happened since my last new year of college journal. As my last entry said I finally got to go to RTX and be a part of the community in person for the first time which was amazing in every possible sense (I'll stop rambling about RTX now). However that isn't all that has happened.
I think I said at some point or another I got a job as an RA (Resident Assistant) on campus. Last year of doing that was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed being a kind of authority figure in the halls. However, I was "the cool RA" (using the word cool loosely) because I didn't get up in anyone's business or anything. I tried to just give everyone warnings before actually getting anyone in trouble. I am currently starting my second year of the job and so far so good this year.
Also I got elected to be an executive board member of my University's NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary) chapter. Essentially we do community service and stuff around campus. I was happy to step up and I am hoping to make our chapter a little better during my time. Being involved in this organization I also got to travel to Tempe Arizona for a conference over the summer. It was the first time since I was 1 that I was able to travel across the Mississippi river for anything, also the first time I had ever flown. I really enjoy flying I learned.
I also continued my job as a stage hand in my area. I got to see the Foo Fighters live because of it which was amazing and I was only a few feet away from Dave Grohl. I also got to see Weezer over the summer and I was meant to see the Wombats but I missed them due to traffic. Finally I got to see the final Warped tour, it was a lot of fun but bittersweet in the end.
As for actual college stuff I declared a second major in Criminal Justice. My plan....for now..... is to go to grad school and do research into criminal behaviors in lower and higher security prisons to help determine similarities between the two to help to understand criminals more. Also do research into crime statistics and what causes crime between various factors to see why crime happens to hopefully help reduce crime in some areas at some point. Essentially I want to be a professor. However, on the side I would love to work as an expert witness in court systems to testify on behalf of mental states and illnesses in a legal setting. (I've come a long way since the first time I posted about wanting to do counselling and my interests have changed a lot.)
Now to get onto video games which I need to talk about. I'm super excited for KH3 but I've been waiting for that for years so I wont go into it. I started playing Overwatch finally and I love it. I'm a Moira/Brigette main and I play it almost every day. I also finally got to beat some games I bought last year like AC Origins and Horizon Zero Dawn which were both amazing games and I highly recommend either.
Anyways, I really miss my everyday journal posts and stuff and hearing about what everyone else was/is doing. I wish I could post more, but life really gets in the way. I'll try to post once a week now.
SO.....I want to know how everyone else is doing. Please message me I would love to talk to people from here more often again and begin to be more a part of the community.
Thanks for reading all of this, I know it was a lot. I hope everyone's summer/last year was great!