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Standing in the Doorway



Here we are. This is it.

Today marks a very significant event, both here on the registry and in my personal life.

The senior chemical engineering majors gave our final project presentations today to our teacher, industry representatives and any faculty that wanted to come. After that was the exit interview. We were asked about our time here, what we liked, what we thought could have been better, and would we have done it again knowing what we know now. For a surprising number of us, that answer was no. Personally though, I've enjoyed it and I hope to continue on to grander accomplishments.

Then came the real moment though; disolution of the teams. After 4 or 5 years and so many hours working together, today was our last cooperative effort. There may be some study groups for the next few days, but for the most part, this was it. We'll be going our separate ways now and some will start moving into new cities within a week. And so ends another of life's chapters.

I wish that I could have spent more time working with my coins, but I'm very proud of how this semester went and what's been accomplished. It still remains to be seen if this is the worst semester GPA I've ever gotten but I don't think it will be. Based on what I know currently, I think I will meet my GPA goal with relative ease. And now I'm going to use this to get signed up for another 4 years of low pay, high work load, and delayed gratification on some things. I am going to miss the others though... some of them anyway.

Good luck to everyone as these final minutes tick away. In about 100 minutes from now, we start over with a blank slate, on coins anyway.




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