I’m graduating from the University of Central Florida this Saturday. So that’s that. Who’s smart enough to show me the mathematical formula for how every year that life goes by, the speed at which life goes by increases exponentially? College moved at twice the speed that high school did, at least. Middle school felt like 1,000 years (at least 500 of which were 7th grade because we all know that 7th grade is the WORST).
I’m moving to Los Angeles (Loce Ahng-hail-ais) in August to become a famous movie director. Once I arrive, I estimate that it will take six to seven hours before I’m famous.1 I’m moving in with three amazing people, though one of them doesn’t have a Gmail account (yet). Our journey will be four days long and I’ll be cramming my iPod with as many podcasts as possible. Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips, for sure.
Even though college is over I’ll keep posting here over the summer, keeping you updated on my life and eventually my move across the country. I always love reading stories of people trying to figure out what they’re doing with their life and now I’ll finally have some stories of my own to share. If the whole “get famous in six hours” thing falls through (unlikely), then I’ll take whatever work I can as I try to become an editor. I think that’s my thing. But who knows. In 7th grade I wanted to be a news anchor (I’m telling you, 7th grade is the WORST).
And I know what you’re thinking: if you’ve graduated from college, then how is college a movie anymore? Good question. And no good answer. Maybe collegewasamovie.com? reallifeisamovie.com? I don’t know. I’m not sure if the isamovie.com brand still makes sense anymore. It’ll be something I’ll be thinking about over the summer. If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them. Unless it’s jessechapman.com. It’s already registered to another Jesse Chapman—here’s a screenshot from today:
And if you don’t believe me you can see for yourself. Maybe one day Jesse Chapman will give Jesse Chapman that site. That will be a wonderful day.
- While that estimate may seem long, I’m figuring in traffic. [↩]