On Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Clam
This weekend I attended the East Coast Leadership Conference for my fraternity. I was elected the president of Alpha Delta Phi at the beginning of this year and for anyone who knew me in high school they may be amazed at this. Over the past years though, I’ve changed a lot, but then again I’ve also changed so little. I’m still a goofy fool, maybe even more so than before, but I’m much wiser. I recognize my faults, and I’m able to cope with them. This weekend really got my fraternal pride flowing more than ever before, mostly probably due to meeting all of the other chapters that were attending and experiencing what I at least felt as an unspoken bond between these brothers I’ve never met before. As different as we are, we have so much in common, a certain breed so to speak. I learned that the chapter I’m apart of is incredibly liberal in comparisons to others, but I also learned how to improve our chapter. I only have a year, but at the very least I’m going to get the ball rolling for us and the ball will be rolling faster. I’m motivated, and I’ve learned how to lead a group (even if the group is a group of fools).
Overall, it was a fantastic weekend. It was so nice to see my parents, I really did miss them, especially now that we are on such better terms. I even think they’re more proud of me than ever. It was even nicer to see Dora, even though it was so brief; that kid will always have a special place in my heart and I love him to death.
I’ve taken on more responsibilities this term than ever before, to the point that if you told me last year all the stuff I was doing and that I am doing it well, I would even laugh at me. I’ve possibly locked down a paid summer research opportunity at my school doing computer engineering on an interdepartmental project involving aerogels and the environment. I’m leading a house in what I hope is the right direction. I’m doing current research involving acoustical analysis in a treasure hunt sort of way. I’m killing it in school and more so I’m growing up and my level of maturity is fantastic when it needs to be.
On the girl situation, its the same as usual. I’m not so much a hopeless romantic anymore, but when it comes to winter term… I always just want a cute girl that I can snuggle up next to and watch movies with or something along that line. Not that I’m lonely, and not that I’m not getting laid; its just weird. It’s weird, I always feel like I end up liking the wrong girls. I’ve been kindergarden crushing on this one girl, and I’m going to formal with her.. but at the same time, she’s still heavily involved with her ex (from what my friends tell me and they don’t know that I’m interested in her); Whats more so is that kid might end up pledging next term, but thats really besides the point. Hooking up with a normal girl would be a good change of pace for me, but in the mean time I’m occupied with my current obligations and at the very least I’ve made a new friend who is pretty awesome.
Well thats enough procrastination for this paper I have to write, its always nice to get some thoughts out on paper (or electronically).