When I was getting my undergraduate degree, I think I had the lowest quality life that I’ve experienced so far.
- I had obtained my associate’s degree in transferred into a major university to complete my bachelors.
I didn’t have much money whatsoever, and my family was more poor than I was. Therefore, I wound up finding random roommates online and moving into a four-bedroom apartment that cost $200 a month. I barely could afford to eat and existed on granola bars and ramen. Of course, the apartment was not better than my nutritional quality. The indoor air quality of this place was disastrous. When we moved in, I remember having to sign waivers stating that we understood there were potential toxins and hazards inside the apartment building. They didn’t really bother upgrading it, and that included the heating cooling and ventilation system that we all try to employ through extreme weather. We experienced not only the drastic low temperatures of winter time, but to the incredible heat and humidity of several difficult Summers as well. At no point did it feel like we had adequate heating cooling or air quality control equipment in the apartment. In fact, we barely had any cooling system whatsoever. Every summer was spent collecting a box fans and spreading them through the apartment in the desperate attempt to create a refreshing breeze. Of course, blowing hot air around doesn’t help. All we ever did was create more low-quality, dirty air to breathe. It’s probably no surprise, these low air quality years were also the most sickly times of my life.