December 18, 2003 by Allen George
Ever heard that term – “I have no life”. I tend to use it a lot at university – a way I guess, of poking fun at myself. Well, its also at least partially true. Most of my ‘life’ consists of working in labs, studying for exams or working/studying at home.
Nevertheless, I was wondering about my ‘life’ during this work term. I mean, I come home, work a bit on the computer, read and hit the bed. Not really the most exciting of days no? The truth is however, that my social life _really_ takes place at work. I would not be surprised if that’s true of most students on a coop term actually. This term I’m very fortunate in that I’ve met some extremely interesting people, had excellent discussions, had ample opportunity for hilarity – in general a very fun term. I’ve also noticed (as a consequence) that I don’t mind staying in longer to work. Because your colleagues are nice people, it just ups the mood for the entire day and you don’t mind putting in some extra time. I’m not sure if I would have had as much interest if I were ‘going out’ places….
I wonder though – what _do_ people do after work? Does everyone hang out with their friends? Are they studying, improving themselves? I mean, what? Funny thing really, I don’t think I’ve ever had a consise answer about this topic. I think I’ll pursue it a little more strongly next term.