The Final Countdown: Graduation

It’s the 4th Quarter of Game 7,  20 seconds left on the clock.

Somehow, someway the league let the cinderella #8 seed make it all the way to the Championship finals; they’re in the home-stretch. The shot clock is ticking down. It’s been a hard fought series & a tough game. They’ve experienced heartache and triumph before but never on this stage, there’s 20 seconds left, win or go home!

That’s how Im feeling, haha. Dramatic right? I cant help it. I’m less than a month away from the end of the semester but I still cant help but feel as though I’m so far from finishing the program. Sure, exit exam jitters are still lingering & I still have finals to take but for the most part I’m in pretty good standing with the University & this is looking more and more like my swan song.

It’s hard to believe. I mean I’ve been going to school my whole life. Literally, my whole life. What do things look like after that? Quite frankly, I still don’t know. But for now I’m focusing on spending these last few weeks here soaking it all in & enjoying the end of the ride. It’s been so easy to get caught up in the exams,the papers, the deadlines & the cramming; that I’ve forgotten the charm and the beauty of college. Yes, the goal is a degree but the biggest gift of higher learning has undoubtedly always been the experience. There’s so much to be taken from these moments that I probably won’t ever truly appreciate till I’m long gone from campus.

Admittedly, I’m not quite sure how I’ll feel when I open up that letter with my degree inside but I do know it will symbolize the closing of a chapter on one of the greatest experiences of my life.

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