Wednesday, May 25, 2011

cause it's the bittersweet symphony, this life

“You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does..." -Tom Petty

gracie, nikki, em, me

sunday officially marked the end of my undergraduate career. yikes! while everything didn't go according to plan- 45 minutes late leaving, extra house guests, crazy families, insane cab drivers- all in all the day turned out amazing. i couldn't have made it through all four years of college without the help of my friends (especially my roommate nikki) and my family (props to my mom and grampie). i've forbidden the topic of graduation to be brought up all year- wishful thinking that if i didn't talk about it, it wouldn't happen. obviously that isn't how things work, and over the past couple days i was able to rethink the concept of graduation not as the end of the past 4 years, but as a celebration of them- all the amazing people i've met, the crazy things i've been privileged to do and the incredible places i've gotten to visit. while i've been freaking out/stressing about college being over all year, listening to the speeches and talking to other graduates has made me realize that almost everyone is in the same boat as i am. this is the time to really think about what you want to do with your life; not what your parents, friends, spouse, family, etc want you to do, and go out there and do it. while money, success and all that would be great- i'd honestly just like to find something that i enjoy waking up every day to do and don't hate at the end of the day when i come home. simple happiness? i'll take it


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