Hello everyone! I've been an AOM reader for awhile now, hoping to get some insight on a life decision. I've been planning on starting grad school this fall but, without going into to many details,…Continue
"Over the past few years I've passed on a couple of potential relationships because I would be moving onto somewhere in less than 6 months. I've regretted every instance. Start things off casually and be honest about your military plans.…"
"If you have some extra shelf space, consider growing a couple of small plants. Of course you couldn't do anything that would be large or require any significant amount of upkeep, but if you could find something green and leafy, I feel it would…"
"I was once told by my boss to always respond with something like, "Ya know, just getting by." If you say great or fine, that means you don't have enough work to do. I thought there was a certain amount of truth to that one... "
"Thanks for the update!!! It really is encouraging to those that comment to know how our advice is listened to or not. At the minimum it lets us know we where heard.
I wish you good luck in your studies. Work hard and network hard…"
"So if anyone is still paying attention to this, I thought I'd provide an update. Sorry its been a long time coming, but I've been in and out of internet access for the last couple of weeks.
I will for sure be going to grad school. One of…"
"If you really feel you'll be missing something valuable in your life if you go straight to grad school then don't go but realize you will be a different person than who you would have been if you did go. Same is true the other way. If blow…"
"I would recommend doing this at a low cost state college or community college. I often tell people unsure about what they want for the future to hold off on college because college is an extremely expensive way to find yourself."
"Unless you have commitments of some kind (financial or other), it is too easy to try to answer your question directly as a rational choice between continuing education and travel. Apart from anything else, the experience of travel can be an…"
"My mother went from kindergarten to MD without skipping a single semester. She did spend a couple summers in Europe.
My father left a graduate program he didn't like to lead Bible studies, met my mother, went back to graduate school, but…"
"Some good points being made out there. Its interesting hearing peoples' personal stories and I think valid arguments have been made for both sides.
As for me, I'm in engineering. I'm viewing grad school as more of a not 'if'…"
"Little bit of my life.
I joined the military right out of highschool and spent 14 years on active duty with a year break between enlistments when I worked as a computer tech for a small business. I was in a technical field and could have…"
"I agree with your comment about wondering around broke for a year.
However once you have your life partner and a career it is harder to take off for the a few months.
My wife and I have talked about Europe for over 9 years. Life seems…"
"That's what I told my 17 y/o son about college; almost word-for-word. We've recruited our daughter in talking to him about college. He's kind of in drift mode because he's not sure what course of study he…"
"It's an iconic image, that I think was originally a "naughty" tongue-in-cheek assertion of masculine status in the days of military and naval hell-raising circa 1900-1960. The flash that went along with the pinup girls revolved around…"
""Not having kids" is the opposite of an investment ... like not asking out that smoking-hot-girl because it might've cost you a couple of bucks. Experience is its own reward. If not-doing-something qualifies as your best…"
"Best investment ever: not having kids. Had a vasectomy when I was 22. 1 time $500 expense (insurance paid the rest) vs. cost of kids. $$$$$$$$$
Worst investment ever: buying an expensive solar panel that never paid for…"
"I think this anecdote has value: First of all, I'm straight. But I have been approached and hit on/flirted with by gay guys many times. Had a few guys offer to buy me a drink in a very obvious way. Had guys just come up…"
Hey guys,Just curious, do any of you have any mental routines (thoughts, meditations) you go through to prepare your mind before you compete, drill etc.? I know how to warm up my body well enough, but as a BJJ white belt, once I get grappling, I have a hard time slowing down my mind down and focusing on my next move. I am told that every white belt is a spaz and this will change over time, but if you guys have any wisdom to share about this, I would be happy to learn from you.See More
"Really, I can't believe no one has mentioned Richard Simmons. The way he overcame his tremendous weight problem, and inspired millions to sweat to the oldies. He's an accomplished entertainer, and the author of books like…"
"I would have to say a character that Sam Elliott played. Conagher personifies manliness to me. Strong, hard working, a great role model to the youngsters, unbending values and so forth. Most of all the mustache.