It’s Been Real

I’ve been mulling over this post for weeks. I figured you all could handle some time off after the marathon of Europe posts. At least that’s what I was hoping, since it gave me more time to think without the crushing guilt.

Okay. Brace yourselves. Are you bracing? I am bracing because even at this very moment I’m kind of in denial that I’m about to say this. *deep breath* …I think Extra Credit Life is retiring. *wince* Are you still there? Are you okay? Is everyone okay? I think I am okay.

I had been planning to continue the blog, to write about my experiences in life and as a new engineer. I even wrote about it in this post. I promised you guys more blog and I’ve changed my mind and I’m sorry. I wanted to do itĀ and part of me still wants to, but after the fog of my last semester and graduation and Europe lifted, I realized a few things. Continue reading


Two Birds. One Stone.

So I’m going to do something a little different here for the next six weeks. The new semester has swept in, bringing with it the usual panic-inducing list of reading assignments, homework problems, projects and essays.

Much to my surprise, however, each week for the next six weeks my Mechanical Design 1 professor has assigned reflective essays on a range of engineering, education and work/life topics. In reviewing the essay topics, I realized that most of them could be easily reworked into blog posts that might be just right for Extra Credit Life.

So get ready, faithful readers, starting with this week’s post you’ll come along with me into the world of assigned essay topics. I’ll trim the essays down a bit as needed and add a little more personalĀ  commentary than I might turn in for credit, but I think it will be an interesting little detour. Hope you agree!