Ten years ago this weekend, I graduated from Mars Hill College. It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years.
Two weeks after graduation, I began my job as online producer at the newspaper (I moved up from customer service.) That position was the only one I could find in Asheville, with my degree. It wasn’t a fun first six months, but it eventually got better – and good enough to stick with the company for another ten years.
I moved into my first apartment – that wasn’t on the college campus – the first week of June. I remember the night that I moved out, I was at the stop light next to my mom’s house, when I had to go back to my mom’s to grab something. When I walked into her house, she and my brother were already moving the treadmill into my old bedroom. It took them no time to occupy
my the space.
When I graduated, I knew I wanted to work with computers, but I absolutely didn’t want to work on websites. I’m now a website developer. When I entered college, I thought I wanted to be a math teacher. In the end, I married a teacher, and I realized just how tough the teaching job would have been had I gone into it.
Ten years….it’s enough to make me feel REALLY old.