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thephillieflyer

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Hello, to those who have not seen my last post, my name is Shaun, and I am from PA, going to school in Tampa in the Fall. My family is flying down to Florida, so i am packing rather lightly and buying most school materials once I am in the area. With that being said, I have been trying to convince my parents that I should bring my bowling equipment down with me, as I would like to join a local league. However, my parents have been adamant that I will not have the time to bowl while I am down in Florida and that I should focus on my studies. I know that I should expect a decent amount of work in school, but it won't keep me occupied all of the time, and bowling can be used for me as a break from the day to day grind of school, and as a stress reliever. Can anyone help me with advice to help persuade my parents? Thank you
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Try to explain that a bowling ball can't get pregnant.  The 1st couple of years in college you are supposed to go crazy, then get serious and study.  Bowl after you graduate and have all the money you will ever need from being a graduate.  Or maybe you should listen to your parents and not a bunch of strangers who happen to like bowling.
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From personal experience, I don't know what I would have done without bowling during my time at Michigan State University.  I bowled for the University my freshman year, and bowled in a league...but after interfering with my study time, I quit, and decided the only bowling that I would do was open bowling, and I quit the team as well.  There was a place that was open 24 hours in Lansing that we would go bowling at, almost every day.  My schedule was such that I would wake up at 11am or so.  Classes were from noon to 3, depending on the day of the week.  Some classes were earlier.  My study time at the library was from 5pm until midnight.  After midnight to wind down, we would go bowling.  Sometimes, there would be 5 of us, sometimes, 20 of us.  It was great fun, and really helped relieve stress and the just decompress.  I see nothing wrong with getting involved with bowling while attending college.  I would tell your parents that if bowling is your hobby and passion, then go for it.....it is very easy to burn out from the stress of the college schedule.  Everyone deal with that differently, and bowling is one way that I dealt breakaway from the college grind.
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Again, similar to mister bowling, I was on the Washington State University team as a freshman, and bowled in a league.  However I quit for a full year my soph year ( not school related ).  Started again as a junior, and bowled for the school team for the remainder of my college life.  There is certainly enough time to fit bowling in your college life without impacting your studies if you are so inclined.
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What school and what's your course of study?

I was a history major, attended the University of Arizona, and found the curriculum, workload, class schedule, and standards to be laughably and annoyingly easy. Plenty of time to do whatever you'd like and maintain a 4.0.
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Where I went you got free food, cloths and some where to sleep.  They even paid you.  You got to travel to exotic places and meet people.  I won a bowling trophy in Colorado Springs to.
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Is there anyway to get money for bowling in college? I need winnings to enter PBA regional events.
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I graduated from University of Michigan in 2009. I always took a minimum of 15 credit hours , worked full time, and bowled or shot billiards a couple nights a week. There is plenty of time to do what you want to do in college.

Sounds like your parents are sticklers. Make them a deal that you will maintain a certain GPA and if it slips you'll bring your bowling equipment back home.
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