Posted By ss1366 on May 2, 2012
Yesterday was my final day of undergraduate classes.
It hasn’t quite sunk in yet that I’m about to graduate, but it’s true. The last four years have flown passed me and now I get to go out and do something new. I at least recognized that fact enough to celebrate a little once my last class finished. One of my friends, Ana, didn’t realize until about an hour after her last class when I have her a celebratory high five. She didn’t quite understand why I did it at first, but after a second, the fact that she was done with undergraduate classes forever sunk in, and she was literally jumping for joy.
Today is Reading Day, the day the college gives us to rest our brains, study, and enjoy Duct Tape Wars before finals begin tomorrow. I only have two finals, and one of them is going to be a breeze, but I still have to complete my senior portfolio which is pretty stressful. But, I’m still very excited to be so close to finishing my college degree that I’m not too worried about it. In just a few days, it’ll be all over and then I can enjoy the rest of the week hanging out with my friends and pretending that we don’t have to enter the real world in just a few short days.
Everyone keeps asking me what I’m going to do after college, and I have to say, I honestly don’t know. I was trying to get a job in publishing, but there aren’t many publishing companies in my area and I don’t want to live in a city by myself. So I’m trying to get a job as an administrative assistant for now so I can live at home and start paying off my student loans. But maybe I’ll end up waitressing for the summer (or longer). Maybe I’ll open a bakery. Maybe I’ll travel to Bugarach, France, to live with the crazy people there who think aliens are going to beam them to a different planet just before the world gets destroyed in December, and then write a book about my experience.In the next few years, maybe I’ll make it to Boston and actually work in publishing. Maybe I’ll just stay in my hometown working in a totally unrelated field.
The truth is, the world is open in front of me, and I’m not sure what God has in store for me after May 12. But I’m excited to find out.
P.S. I think a few weeks ago I mentioned talking more about Reading Day and then I never did. Basically, all I really wanted to talk about was Duct Tape Wars, because it’s one of the best things about Messiah. I’d explain what it is, but it’s much easier (and more entertaining for you) if you just watch a youtube clip of it. The only disclaimer I’m going to give you is that the blue is the North Complex dorms and the red side is the South Complex dorms.