Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thoughts about graduating

I graduate in one week....May 16th at 7:00, I can't wait, but I've been a student for most of my life; and venturing out into the "real" world can be a daunting task. Or maybe others just make it out to be. "Get back in school as quick as ya can cuz the real world sucks," said Alfredo, a retail store manager I train at the gym, in conversation about graduation. But I don't think he means it...he just wants to quit his job and lose a bunch of weight. And why does the real world have to have quotation marks around it...since I'm pretty sure I've been living in the same world since I got here 22 years ago. Who knows what the quotation marks mean.
I have learned much here at Kent State- came in as a fashion major and out an international relations one...Sort of like how march comes in like a lion and out like a lamb....except college is 4 years and March is 30 days....Yes something like that, but I am neither a lion nor a lamb....and through the blur of tests and papers and snow days and lectures I have emerged a better person.
My 1st grade teacher called me the zoomer...because I got everything done really really quickly. I saw every assignment as an obstacle in my social life, I finished every worksheet faster than the last one.....and I kind of think thats how I approached college. While I expanded my mind and engaged in challenging discussion, I signed up for every class knowing that the faster I got through it the quicker I was done...The sooner I typed the paper or wrote the notes or read the chapter; the quicker I would finish.
So here I am, one week from graduation, and I couldn't imagine a better place to be.

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