How have things changed? I don't even know where to start...
When I started here in 2009 I was an innocent little menace to society. I was 16 and only knew the routine of school and home. When I wasn't pretending to study in class, I was here goofing off with the rest of the people in Teams.
I'm 23 now, unless I've forgotten a birthday again; in that case, I'm 24. I have an associate of applied science degree in computer programming technology, and 14,000 dollars of debt to show for it. In the 6 years since I was really active here I've ridden every high and low in life I've come across. I've had at least 5 jobs ranging from forklift operator to bartender, because I wanted to learn every skill I could get my hands on. I've partied a bit harder than I should have at times, and woken up on the side of the road with nothing but the shirt on my back. I've mixed every liquor and tried every mainstream drug I could get my hands on, only to find a lack of interest in them all.
Now that I've finally calmed down and found a rhythm to my life, things are good. I work about 15 hours a day between different jobs, but it helps pay off that student loan debt. At night I relax and cook with my friends at IHOP, and during the day I program websites for people. Despite the skill set and degree, I don't really plan on working for some technical company. I'd rather do my own thing.
I have no plans until 2017. Around August of next year I plan on starting my bachelors degree.