This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Today, at 1:00am, I stayed up to complete my last two undergrad papers.
At 9:00am, I went to class expecting for a long lecture.
Thirty minutes later, we turned in our papers, and we were out of there. I whooped like a monkey and grinned like an idiot. After almost four and a half years of hell, I’m finally a college graduate.
Already, people have asked me what my plans are now that I am done with my schooling. My answer: piles. I have a huge pile of books to read, a big pile of DVDs to watch, a gigantic pile of games to play, a lengthy pile of original writings and fanfictions to jot down, a humongous pile of animes to watch, and a whale-sized pile of mangas to read.
After four and half years of never having enough time to do anything, I finally got the time to fulfil activities I’ve been wanting to do. Yes, I still have my job, but at least I don’t have to study and lug around textbooks with me any more. At least not for a while.
In the meantime, Sarah, Ahmi, and I will meet up to do our obligatory end-of-the-term celebration later this evening. Tomorrow and on Monday, I have to clean four rooms. Then AJ will spend the night here on Christmas eve, and on Christmas day, after the turkey dinner, we shall all meet up for one last time before Ahmi ships herself off to Japan, and we will hopefully even meet Sarah’s fiancée.
While all of this is going on, I shall be waiting impatiently to get my final grades for my last two classes. I already received an “A” in Shakespeare. Now to wait for Modern Poetry and Asian Philosophy.
BUT HOLY CRAP. I AM DONE. I AM FREE!!!!!!!!!! (and it’s a frightening thought in a way, too, despite how wonderful and liberating I feel.)