I glossed over it in my previous post, but I've secured a couple of radio shifts at my radio origin, WRDL at Ashland U. It's something I've wanted to do for the longest time, and I realized a couple of weeks ago that I was running out of time to do it. I can't even put in to words how stoked I am. Seriously, the current students are gonna think I'm a freak, especially since I'm gonna do a 4-hour shift Monday.
As a bonus, I'm hopefully going to see some former classmates after, which thrills the shit out of me. Thank you, Facebook. Ugh, I hate how there were all these people I was close to during those four years that I just lost touch with. We've all done a hundred things since then, made career changes, had families (well, I'm still working on that part), but few things create the kind of bonds that four years of living, learning and playing together every day. That's weird to think about, because so few of my relationships post-college have been at that level.
And of course, playing tunes of my choosing is basically like playing back the soundtrack of my life, most of which is from after college. So it's like I'm unifying the past, middle, present and future all together, in my head at least. Plus one of the profs was a classmate, and the engineer started when the year I graduated, so there's that too. And I look forward to talking to current students, to hear about what they're doing and hope to get out of school. I just wish Diana could be there... it's one of those pieces of my life so central to who I am that she's never seen.
I've got all kinds of anxiety right now about the move, really just the driving and the cats, but what an adventure I've got in front of me. What an adventure I've had behind me.