Two days ago I turned in my final draft for my senior thesis. It felt really good to hand that off and I look forward to graduation on May 10. This will certainly open up a whole new chapter in my life and I can now say, with some measure of certainty and relief, that I embrace this new chapter whole heartedly. I can also look forward to a relaxing summer in the comfort of my new rocking chair, a graduation gift from my parents. It’s a gorgeous Stickley rocker, by the way, and the picture to the right is a good representation.
I think I’m finally starting to let it sink in as well. I’m beginning to feel lighter as the graduation day approaches. I’m trying my best not to sound like the “first person ever to have graduated from college”, but this has been such a monumental obstacle in my life. It is a bit tantamount to my first half-marathon where I really didn’t think I would finish and many times I thought about just stopping, but I rounded the corner to the finish line and all those people were there cheering me on, even though they had no idea who I was and I sprinted (like I’d never run before) to the finish, nearly in tears. And it was the absolute best feeling in the world. Just now, I’m starting to feel that way about graduation.
Dare I even consider graduate school? It’s a possibility, but not at the moment. Let’s let this sink in and then we’ll talk.
See you in the funny papers!