I can’t believe it is actually here… I started my final semester of college yesterday. What? Come again…?! You mean real life starts in 5 short months?
For the past 3.5 years I have always thought/said, “Man, I can’t wait until college graduation.” Then BAM... it arrived. And it came fast. It seems like just last year my family was helping me move into my dorm freshman year.
College has been outstanding for me. I have learned so much about who I am and who I want to be; especially in the last year. I have built absolutely wonderful friendships that I know will continue once I graduate. <–the thought still scares me!
I have spent a lot of the past few months having complete panic attacks regarding my future and what it holds for me. I have flipflopped on what I want to do with my life: law school, court reporting, paralegal.. and quite frankly, I’m still not sure. Do I have a job lined up after graduation? No. Does that frighten me? More than you can imagine.
Despite the fear of the unknown, I have a few goals for this semester.
I will not let the future and the unknown get to me. This is my last semester of college, after this I see the fun decreasing drastically. While I am excited about the future and what it holds for me, I spend so much time worrying myself into a tizzy about it & I won’t do it. Things WILL fall into place. It all will take time… and I have to accept that.
I will stay on top of academics this semester. Most people tend to blow off their last semester. I want to go out on a positive note and be able to say I ended college strong. The goal is to get a 3.5! I only have class two days a week so when I’m not working the other days I’ll do schoolwork…that way I can relax after 12 hour class days on Tuesday & Thursday.
I will find a healthy balance. Real life will throw more curveballs than the life of a college student does. This semester I will strive to find balance between a 15hr/week job, 13 credits, marathon training & Army stuff. Balance=less stress=happy Karla! 🙂
What will I miss most about college? Sporting events. While Badgers may not have the classiest chants and be the most respectful, we sure know how to have fun. I’ve been trying to go to more basketball and hockey games cause before I know it they’ll be donezo.
We got to the hockey game this past weekend early enough to be in the 4th row of the student section.. so much fun!
Ah! I can’t believe that on May 20th I will be a graduate and a 2LT in the Wisconsin Army National Guard.. crayyy.
Time to get the running clothes on and head out for another 5 miles or so.
Tell me: Where did/do you go to college? What will you miss most about college? Do you over stress about the future?