Soon, I graduate.
This morning we had a ‘senior meeting’ for the class of 2013, highlighting many important dates that are just on the horizon. This whole year, mini epiphanies of “Hey, I’m about to graduate…” sprang up constantly, and only now did it really hit home. Soon, us kids will enter the ‘real world’ (Actually, I hate using that term - it’s like we haven’t been living this whole time. But I can’t think of anything more accurate.) and needless to say, I could not be more excited.
I’ve lived in this suburbia for far too long, and although I’m not going to a college that’s more than 5 miles from my house, the college I am attending has a bountiful student abroad program. That excites me like no other. I’m going to be taking advantage of that as much as possible. I see many of my friends heading off to other states, or even just a couple hours away, but somehow I am able to justify my staying here. I’m proud to say there is a grand chance of me leaving college with less than 20,000 dollars in debt (Possibly only 10.) and that puts me in such a golden position for when I graduate. I will be able to get out of here as quickly as possible; to where, I don’t even care at this point. The notion is vague, but it is out there, and I will cross that bridge when I am able.
Despite my insatiable urge to travel, I will miss this quaint community of people that have grown up together. The change is desperately needed, but it’s like losing a close albeit dramatic family.
I have 18 days left of my senior year. That’s astounding.