I, Sam Smith, entered university without a clue on what I wanted to do with my life. I was a technical purist from a family of purists, and I went into the U of Tiwanna, Engineering Science program. I had won the gold medal of top marks from my high school, mainly by shafting my competition. I took German and they were forced to take English from a crazy guy who randomly chose his marks. Ha, Ha!
As such, I could have chosen any university course, but this one seem to be the best thing to postpone difficult choices. I also got a full bursary from some steel company, but I chose to stay home and commute. My banana-republic province was rich with some 10 million people, so I stacked up on student loans which I never spent. I only had my poor widow mother, so it was a bonanza. Lest anybody think this was worse than being a Russian laundromat, this money had to be paid back, but there were grants on top of that, and I went with the flow.
I was a brilliant but generally useless student. Since I commuted, I was never part of anything, and girls made me puke with anxiety, so I didn't have a life. The first two years went like a blur.
-end of chapter 1 (I really hope they start getting longer)