Marathon Man

When I was in the cafeteria getting lunch this afternoon, I realized:

I’ll spend eight years of my life at UAH before this is over with. I’ve only lived one other place [Beavercreek] that long in my life.

I’ll spend 24 consecutive years in school, in one form or another.

I’ll be 48 before I’ll hit a point in my life where the number of years as a non-student equal the number of years as a student … and that counts the five years of my life I wasn’t in school.

I will also celebrate having lived away from home for two-thirds of my life that year, as I was 16 when I transferred and moved to MSMS.

This ain’t no sprint. It’s a marathon. The only sprint is getting this BSE done and over with.