It’s been a year since I used Tumblr. I write for so many sites that I’m starting to lose track of which ones they are. And while I write for many sites, none of them are just a personal blog like Tumblr. It’s either football (soccer), music, photography, or movies. Since I love football, music, photography, and movies, talking about all that and more on Tumblr is a good outlet for me.
With that said - and after browsing the minimal posts that I have on Tumblr - I figured a new entry was warranted. Getting to the end of anything allows for retrospection, and gives you a chance to weigh the pro’s and con’s of all the things you’ve done. I graduate from college in a month, but a year and a half ago it seemed like the day would never come. I remember sitting in class talking to group members about when we were all graduating. And when they said, “Oh, I graduate this semester,” I wanted to punch them in the throat. It seemed like graduation was so far away that I was simply jealous that they were getting out. It was like they were getting paroled and I was stuck serving my sentence with the rest of the inmates.
In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that I hated school when I was in high school/college before and thought that I’d love coming back to school as an older student. While it’s been quite more tolerable, I think a lot of that has to do with life experience. I was once a 21 year kid and either I was more mature than this new generation or I was just naive. Either way, being the older student isn’t bad. I definitely feel old, and sometimes in a creepy way because I’m like 9 years older than some of these kids (born in 1990), but it works to my advantage when it comes to grades/projects. Overall, I haven’t minded being in school and now that it’s almost over, I feel like I might’ve hated on it a little too much, but in the end, it was totally worth it.
Come May 20th, I’ll be walking across the stage at the Patriot Center, shaking hands with the dean, and getting my fake diploma (since they mail out the actual one). A year and a half has really flown by and I’m thankful for that. I’ve had the ‘itis this whole semester. In fact, I’m writing this post in class. School is gonna be over soon - all before my 30th birthday - even if it is only a few weeks. I’ll drink to that.