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posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 06:38 PM
I'll preface this with saying that I spent my years following high school working as a grill cook at a local bar. I knew I was smart, but never applied it to anything. Eventually, I decided that I needed to start making a real life for myself, and get a career going. I started by going to this training program that eventually placed me at an internship with one of the worlds leading private equity firms as an IT guy.

The company eventually hired me, and now I'm working full time for them. I've been working for them for a few years now, and have made a good living at it. While working for them, I've built the IT infrastructure for our Hong Kong office, and acted as the interim manager for our London and NY offices. I've traveled to LA, NY, Hong Kong and the UK. Not too shabby for one who only 3 years ago was working making just over minimum wage plus tips flipping burgers.

Then, I started to get restless. I knew that I could go further, provided I made the effort and used all of the resources I had at my disposal. I decided to try to finally go to college. I know I'm in a position that most people try to acquire after going to school, but for me, it was more about personal advancement over my career.

So, I got my letter of acceptance today. I've now been officially accepted at Brown University! Starting this fall I'll officially be an Ivy League student! I know I'm a little old to start my undergrad work (26) but it's something I knew I needed to do for myself.

Now for the hard part......

posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 07:16 PM

You are an inspiration...

posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 07:32 PM
Congratulations, that is really great.

Did you read this Jack?

..and there are some people here that keep saying why even bother to better yourself when life is nothin but gloom and doom.

If I may ask, what was the biggest thing you sacrificed or gave up during this time?

posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 07:35 PM
I really had to give up partying. It was a lot of early mornings and late nights. There was a time when I was working 9-5, then 7-2am with an hour nap in between.

Some of my friends still wonder where the hell I went.

posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 08:05 PM
WOW that's great news and congratulations on your hard work!

Brown is a great school, and I wish you all the best and I am sure you will do very well there...

Pat yourself on the back, this is the "American Dream", cliche I know but glad to hear some good news lately for someone

posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 08:44 PM
Hats off to you Raso.
You'll do great!
Keep us updated.
Success stories can be contagious.

posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 09:14 PM
HEY RAS! Good for you buddy!

posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 10:31 PM
Congrats RAS

You be proud of your self, celebrate it, all your hardships will pay back.

You have made an example for the lazy crowd whom chose to rely on patheticly pampering parents and become an icon for those who do.
Go for it

[edit on 23-4-2008 by WalkInSilence]

posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 11:32 PM
Congratulations! One is never too old to advance his/her education/career.

posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 11:43 PM
Wonderful news! I wisht the best to you!

Life is good, now, just imagine what you will be able to do with it later after you finish with school!

It's early, but what do you expect to major in?


posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 02:04 AM
Congratulations indeed!!

Well done on not sitting on your laurels like most of us. I also never went to College/University and have often thought about it. I have a great family, great job and own property but still I wonder if it is not too late to get that degree.

posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 12:40 PM
Wow! Great on you Ras!

We are real proud of you!

You go rock that place

posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 12:40 PM
Wow Man that is so awesome!! Applause for that one Brotha!! Twice!

posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 12:40 PM
Hoooray !!!!

Congratulations, quite an accomplishment.

Try to make time for all your buddies here, once your hitting the books hard.

posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 12:48 PM
We are very proud of you!
Applause indeed.

posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 01:06 PM
A 'lil applause from me for some good news!

Well done

posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 06:31 AM
Brown is an awesome university!

You've really made the grade, Raso
Congratulations and the best of luck in the following years.

Does this mean that after 7 or 8 years you may have to change your username to Dr. Rasobasi420?

posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 02:56 AM

Great Job.

Brown is amazing.

Keep the Work Effort.

Keep your head straight.

Thats how I follow the posts of six mods....

posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 05:55 PM
reply to post by Rasobasi420

Awesome work man!

I see this is pretty old. What are you doing these days?

posted on Feb, 9 2009 @ 07:26 AM
Well done!

Good luck in your endeavors


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