As the summer as nearing an end and a new school semester is approaching I just don’t feel as excited as I usually do. I think it’s starting to kick in. This is the end (for now).
I’m actually done in December. I’ll be a college graduate. I’ll have a Bachelor’s Degree.
No more registering up for classes, driving to campus, applying for scholarships, keeping up on the homework and projects, worrying about what your professor will be like.
None of that.
I mean, think about it. We are in school starting at the age of five and sometimes even earlier. We go on and on until we finish high school at eighteen and then we are able to chose our path somewhat. If we do decide to go on to college we then have another two to four years of schooling. We spend thirteen to seventeen years of our life in school.
That is crazy. Which probably has to do with the reasoning behind why it feels so weird to me to think I’ll actually be done with school in four and a half months.
As I continue to finish my licensure exams and strengthen my resume, I start to truly realize I am beginning my career very soon. My career. At 22. How crazy will that be?
Graduating college had always felt like a dream to me because it meant I was one step closer to my future classroom and that I had truly done it, but now that the moment is so close, I can’t believe it is truly here. It feels surreal.
What feels the most surreal of it all is the fact that I am following my dreams and I did it all on my own financially while staying on Dean’s List. I am not the type to brag but sometimes it just feels nice to remind myself that I am doing a great job.
So for those of you who still have two years left or three semesters or are finishing up high school, don’t let anything stop you. Not some boy or money or stress. Nothing. The end result is far greater than that you’ve ever felt before. Follow your dreams. It may not be college and that is totally okay (screw what society thinks)! Don’t give up on yourself. Please.