May 2012 Archives
“Made it Ma! Top of the world!”
“Look at me now. I’m getting paper!”
“I’m livin’ in the 21st century, doin’ something mean to it.
Do it better than anybody ya ever seen do it
Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it
I guess every superhero needs his theme music”
“I might be too strung out on compliments, overdose on confidence,” but you know what? I did college, and I did it well. I went in as a youngster and came out a star! Came out a Plastics Engineer! So I’m going to gloat about it. “Get off of my cloud!” Sorry I’m not sorry!
Now that I’ve publicly acknowledged how awesome I am…again, it’s time to be serious. I’m a man, an educated man, but I didn’t get this far on cheap laughs and good looks.
Teaching is a noble profession, a profession that overworks and under pays. Early mornings and late nights. Without our professors and teachers the world would be an uneducated and ignorant place (seems obvious, redundant and self-explanatory, but I’m still saying it). These men and woman don’t get the recognition they deserve. So I hope this blog has provided you with a new found or increased appreciation for the educators of not just America, but the world.
This is my formal and sincere thank you to all my teachers, professors and faculty members. From elementary school to middle school to Westford Academy to UMass Lowell and beyond. Plain and simple, I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am today without all of you. Thank you.
Thank you to all of my family and friends. When you look back on the most memorable moments in your life, were you alone? Life is better with company and I am fortunate to have shared so many amazing moments and created lasting memories with you all. Let the good times roll!
Lastly, I’m taking this opportunity to thank everyone that has been born and anyone that will ever be born. So, if I left anyone out…you know who you are.
I want to leave you all with this thought. I used to tell someone who is really important to me about missed opportunities. Every day, every minute, every second, every moment has the potential to change your life, whether the result is good or bad, it’s undoubtedly bettering yourself as a person. Don’t let a chance at anything slip away.
It could be meeting someone new, taking a different class, learning a skill, or even something as minor as just looking or listening. Because you never know what’s going to come of it and it could honestly have the most substantial impact on your entire life.
“Don’t be afraid to care.”
I can honestly say every person I’ve come in contact with the last 22 years has changed my life; every last individual has made an impact. College is one of the most amazing opportunities I have had the good fortune to partake in at this point in my life. Embrace it, cherish it, enjoy it, live for the moment, live for right now, because before you can realize, it will have passed, and you most certainly don’t want to miss it.
Anything Is Possible
Don’t Stop Believin’
And from the bottom of my heart,
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened!” -Dr. Seuss
Every Hero Has A Journey
“If you make yourself more than just a man…”
Every Journey Has An End
“If you devote yourself to an ideal, than you become something else entirely…
A legend Mr. Peraner…A Legend!”
“Jared has to come back…”
“What if he doesn’t exist anymore?”
“He must…HE MUST!”
One last week, One last class, One last hoorah. Last, but not least. It seems as though we are all in a rush to get to the end and yet we’re all shocked at how fast the end arrived. But none-the-less…
Let’s dance the last dance!
Final papers, final exams, final presentations, the final push to the Grand Finale. It’s so close you can almost taste it! And don’t feed me that *Bird Noise* that “the *Bird Noise* you give went that way” or that “zero *Bird Noise* were given.” Earning a top notch grade feels a *Bird Noise* of a lot better than a *Bird Noise* one. (Ya I’m censoring myself a lot right now, big woop want to fight about it?).
Regardless of whether or not you have the mindset that you have a job lined up, or all you have to do is pass each class and you’ll graduate, you’re not fooling anyone. Everyone wants to do well in school whether it “matters” or not (Let’s be honest getting a better grade than anyone in your class makes you feel “like a boss”).
Oh and I’m sorry, I thought this was America! You should be thanking your lucky stars (all 50 of them) that you have the opportunity to get an education and receive a college degree. No matter the school, no matter the cost!
And for those of you not graduating, hahahahaha, just kidding! But not really. No but seriously, don’t mail it in during finals week or check-out early, it’s an easy way to find yourself in a hole that you’ll spend the next three years (or more) trying to pull yourself out of. Instead of going into more detail I will shamelessly plug myself one last time.
For more information refer to first chapter of my Pulitzer Prize winning (pending) saga/blog/novel and while you’re at it just read my blog in its entirety because I’m not sure if anything else you ever read in your lifetime will amount to it.
But I digress…
We have all worked way too hard for way too long to just drop the ball and piss it all away in the homestretch. So put your best foot forward and like I said last semester “end on a high note” (No pun intended. I know what you’re thinking).
“The Finals are about a test of wills.”-Bill Laimbeer
Next, the epic conclusion, to the Jared Peraner legend…