Why did I choose this for the title of my blog? All of the bloggers from my college in New Hampshire come from different backgrounds and careers. Some of us are faculty, others are deans and staff. Where I choose to separate myself from the pack is in terms of how I choose to find fulfillment in my life. If I could sum it up in one phrase, I would label myself a Type A Personality. You know the guy: the one who wants to pack as much stuff into the day as humanly possible. There is always time to dedicate to a project at work, volunteer in the community where I am needed, or to take some downtime for myself. Essentially, I find it easy to always squeeze out another hour of the day...thus that 25th hour.
Readers of my blog will find commentary from the perspective of a student at Granite State College who would not feel he was fully contributing to his community without joining the Granite State College Council, participating on the Presidential Search Committee or working to create new student organizations to promote community and service. And those are just my extracurricular activities at school. I intend to provide a brutally honest perspective of what it is like to have a family, work two jobs and attend college. Every post may not be sunny and warm, but I will always wrap up with the positive expectations of the rewards that I am currently and will reap in the future from my exposure to so many facets of life. Additionally, blogging will provide the catharsis I will need at the end of the day, sometimes just to remind myself there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Often the greatest challenges in life are solved by talking our way through them (sometimes to ourselves, out loud!).
I will earn my Associates Degree through taking part time classes in June 2010 in Business Studies, and expect to have my Bachelors in Business Management in June 2012. Over the next two years I look forward to sharing my challenges and triumphs along the journey. My promise to my readers is an exciting ride in the passenger seat of my Type A vehicle as I maneuver through evening and weekend college classes.