So I ((finally)) graduated. Let’s see, I graduated high school in 2004. And my most recent graduation day was May 11, 2013. 9 years, 6 majors, and 1 Masters later…I’m ready to close that chapter of my life. It’s weird really. I can’t imagine a life without school. I really enjoy school and learning. I mean, I guess one would have to in order to stay in school post HS for 9 years; but I like it all…classes, assignments, professors. It’s something that I know I’m going to miss. However, I’ve been especially ready for “the next step” in my life lately. I can’t wait to find a job in school and really have the opportunity to make myself at home. I guess I’m still on that post-graduation, ready-to-conquer-the-world HIGH; but I have so many ideas and I’m just so beyond ready to jump in head first.
I feel like this next chapter has been a long time coming for me…in a lot of ways. The journey getting me here has been long and it has come with a lot of sacrifices, even more than I acknowledge sometimes; but it has been MY journey and it has led me to where I am today, good and bad. And I think I can truly say I’m ready.
So now comes the job search. Right now I’m frantically looking for a source of income, but also trying to preserve my desire to have ‘the summer of our lives’ with a few close friends. Rough life, right!? I guess I shouldn’t be complaining, I just have really high hopes for a summer worthy of the closing of one chapter and the opening of a new one.
So here’s to graduation, summer, and the next chapter! ❤