Soooo... I just applied for graduation

As you can probably tell, I just applied for graduation. So now what? Well, to be completely honest I’m not really sure. I have one semester of what I thought would go on forever, college. Everyone always said “College will fly by, trust me!”, and I never did trust them. I have had days that have felt like they lasted a week, so how did this fly by so fast? Well, I may have a couple ideas.

First, weekends. I think I speak for most people when I measure my week by how many days, class periods, or assignments I have left to submit before the weekend (Beer). Whether it was a football game, a dinkytown house party, or hometown friends coming in to visit, the weekend was one of the biggest incentives of all. Of course, I stayed busy during the week, but did I spend my college days waiting for the weekend? Not sure, but that could be a reason it went by so fast.

Second would have to be the coffee. From a 6AM study session to a 9PM all nighter, the cups of coffee I consumed in the past 3 and ½ years is somewhat concerning. I tend to find myself looking forward to when I can taste that next cup, but waiting sometimes longer than I would have liked because I am in college and can't afford $8 Starbucks drinks every day.

Third, and probably the most reasonable answer, is the people. From roommates to classmates, friends to family, I think the people in my life are both a blessing and a curse. I couldn't tell you how many times I have been pushed beyond my limits by friends and family. But I can't tell you how many times I have had my roommates convince me to have a beer instead of finish studying. However, for the most part they are great influences, and they make days seem like hours, and weekends seem like one night. If I’m gonna get soft on here, I must say I do love them all.

But to be honest, I don’t have the answer. I don't know how I ended up here, writing this blog, staring my last semester in the eyes, not knowing who is going to blink first. But what I do know is that I have one semester left of college, crazy. But I’m excited to see what happens next, because if the last 3 and ½ years are any indication, I’m sure I’ll love it.