August 31, 2005
My name is Patrick Berlinquette and this is my sixth day at Cortland University. Alot has changed in the past week.
My hometown seemed to paint me into a corner. I was surrounded by bad news kids and situations that seemed to bring me down. The summer was overflowing with drugs and decadence and it's a tremendous relief to be away from it all. Away from the overindulgence and hangovers and guilty mornings. Now I'm in college and I'm still covered in tattoos. I still drink and smoke and get carried away but it's no longer a negative indulgence, its a positive experience with people who share the same ideas and values as I do. Im not going 80 miles an hour in the wrong lane anymore. I made a sharp turn off of that dead end street onto a superhighway of hope and promise.
Im working hard to keep my grades high and spirits strong. There is something in the air, here. At night you can feel the buzz in the breeze. Everyone has such a friendly and positive vibe to them. Finally when someone shakes my hand its because they really are glad to meet me or see me.
Posted by Patrick Berlinquette at August 31, 2005 10:42 AM
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