After successfully completing his first year,L. spent June in a university lab on an internship. He is now home and busy with two summer courses as well as working to fill his depleted coffers. What a perfect time to have him guest post here on Live/Learn.
I would describe college as a petri dish covered in augur (basic growth agent for bacteria). The close proximity to people of your own age pushes the assimilation of the culture of the generation at an alarming rate. News is widely talked about and opinions fly quickly through the campus (often driven by individuals who major in the issues of concern). You learn so much in a very short time; the knowledge can be so dense that the experience is overwhelming. What worked best for me was to set some down time aside for myself. Whether it was reading, playing harmonica, or playing online I found it was wise to schedule time for relaxation.
I am over the moon having L. home and thrilled he's taking the time to share on Live/Learn. I hope you enjoy this side trip.