I Love Change

Seriously psyched.

Unlike many of my friends, I cannot wait to graduate. I was the one who started the countdown at 50 days (there are only 42 now!). I’m the one who is already packing up my stuff, getting ready to move everything home. I am so ready.

I’ve never been one for studying, so the prospect of never having to take an undergraduate class ever again is pleasant. I cannot wait to be done. Sure, I’ll miss my friends, and I don’t really have a long-term life plan. I’ll be in D.C. interning for the Daily Caller for 10 weeks this summer. After that, I have no job prospects whatsoever. I’m torn between finding a random job and moving out to Boulder, Colorado and trying to stay in the nation’s capital doing journalism. Both places are enticing, for different reasons which I won’t go into here.

I’m going to miss a few things about college, but I cannot wait to see what the future holds. I always feel like no matter what is going on in my life, there’s always something out there that’s better and more exciting.

I seem to always be seeking something different.

I hate when things are the same. I hate going to the same classes, seeing the same people, walking the same routes, going to the same bars, and never meeting anyone new. It’s not that I don’t like college. I do (or at least I used to), I’m just ready for something else.

Last year, I needed a change so desperately that I moved out of my room and into my roommate’s (I live in a house with six other girls). I just couldn’t stand being in the same bedroom for a year and a half. There was nothing wrong with it, but I didn’t like walking upstairs to the exact same room day after day, week after week, month after month.

So far, most of the changes that I have encountered in my life have been positive. I just hope they stay that way! Everyone says I’m going to miss college as soon as I’m done, but I can’t believe that’s true.  So what do you post-grads say? Will I regret wishing my 42 days left of school fly by?

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3 thoughts on “I Love Change

  1. I bet Laura’s going to disagree, but I’m totally with you in this one. Do I know where I’m going to be in May? Hell no. But am I glad to be done with the same attendance-taking nonesense I’ve been a part of since I was 4? HELL AND EFFING YES.

    Cheers to graduating, Stephanie!

  2. That sounds like me. I had KSFP for 10 weeks after graduation, no other job prospects, and I was chomping at the bit to get out. I loved college, but I was ready for bigger and better things!

  3. I hope graduation is everything you hope for! Here were my favorite parts of leaving college:
    1. Eating better
    2. Developing better sleeping and spending habits
    3. Losing weight
    4. Dressing with more class
    5. Having meaningful social gatherings
    6. Earning money
    7. Having no more homework

    I miss the freedom of school but am actually much happier now with my increased level of independence. I hope you have a similar experience. Good luck deciding where to go after TheDC, although I promise you’ll have the time of your life there. I miss the people of that office all the time!

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