Subject: Re: Chemistry notes for the general chemistry series

From: George Marcotte

Date: 4/4/2009 10:25 pm

To: Andreas Toupadakis

I'll definitely look into your reader, thanks for letting me know.

On another note, I want to thank you for all the advice you've given your students and myself while in chemistry 2B.

I took the time to look over your website, to read Tuesdays with Morrie, and to listen to the advice you gave us in class. I just wanted to say I really appreciate it. It shows that you do care about your students and want them to succeed in your class and life. Furthermore, I've found all this advice to be extremely helpful.

Up to this point I haven't been taking college seriously. I didn't have a clear goal of what I wanted to do after college so I just let myself drift. I haven't fully applied myself in my studies and have taken a lot of classes that have had nothing to do with my major. I believe a combination of events and your advice has lead me to see that college is just here to help me find what I'm going to do NEXT and not the one job for the rest of my life.

While I don't have a clear goal concerning life after college yet, I've recently been able to relax more and enjoy my friends and my studies. I've realized that having this mindset of trying to find the job I'm going to do for the rest of my life places way to much stress on myself and well, anyone.

So for now I've slowed things down, spent some time looking for more internships and graduate schools and have just tried to enjoy the time I have here. Because really college is going to go by so fast and I want to make the best of it, to really enjoy it. Instead of being stressed out all the time worrying about life after college and completely missing my beautiful life here in the present.

The more I think about your advice the more I can see the beauty in everything, from taking an extra 20minutes to walk to class or even Le Chatelier's principle (that’s right). Lastly I really enjoyed reading Tuesdays with Morrie. It was a great book and I will recommend it to everyone that asks. Thanks again Dr. Toupadakis.

Take care,

George Marcotte