My name is Kathryn Mirabella, and I am an actuarial science major and business minor. The Everyday Life in Middletown project has served as an eye-opening experience for me. I joined the group hoping to find a new path or passion for myself. Â I wanted to try something totally different, and this project interested me. Â My role in the study varied from assisting the recruit informant committee and data committee to the history section of the website committee. I have found that my help can be used in various areas, because my education is heavily based in math rather than telecommunications or English.
In writing my day diaries, I found that I am constantly focused on what is going to happen next. My mind often drifts to things I have to do and things I want to do. Â I have a hard time living in the present. Â In addition, I started to become extremely self aware of my thoughts and actions. In that, I found I often worry and get upset over trivial instances. The entire experience was eye opening in that I began to really think about what I am saying and doing on a day-to-day basis.