So, this is going to be a new series I’m thinking of trying out. Basically, chronicling my final semester of school and maybe giving some tips on shit. I’m thinking this could be a once a month thing unless I get inspired by something once a week to knock out a post.
As you can tell from the title, I’m starting yet another semester of college. It feels like I’ve been in college forever. Three and a half years. I am a senior.
And, scarily enough, I’m fucking graduating in December. December 16th to be exact.
Fucking trust me, man, I am terrified. It means that I will technically be a qualified adult holding a degree in higher education. It means that I could get certified and start a career. It means that I will be looking at graduate schools later this semester. (And having to apply to said graduate schools.)
Thinking about it gives me a mild panic attack sometimes because I’ll literally be doing all of those things at once. Researching schools, at least two applications per school I apply to, bugging professors to get reference letters done, contacting the schools to find out what they need, maneuvering financial aid, possible interviews, finding out when applications are done. On top of being a full-time student and working part-time, both of which are already super stressful on their own.
This post is meant to be me saying that I’ll probably be on here less. Not a lot less since I need to read to keep myself sane. (Chantel and I are also trying to make a habit change to make us read more, yet another thing we’re going to rely on each other to keep.)
Luckily, I don’t have to do all of what I described above at once. I’ll be a full-time student and a part-time worker no matter what, but graduate school can wait. I’m going to have an appointment with a professor who knows a lot about the area of study for my master’s degree, so I’m going to ask her questions about the two programs I’m considering and to see if she can put me in contact with people who have recently graduated from or are currently in both programs. Then I can contact the school about applications and when to apply.
I just have a bad habit of looking at everything I need to do and think I need to do it all at that second rather than piecemealing it out into something more manageable. Which causes me a lot of stress and anxiety, especially when I need to focus on my first week rather than things I can’t even start doing things about yet.
That’s my life right now in a nutshell.
Any wishes of good luck or sending some sort of good vibes my way would be appreciated. And, any comments or suggestions (or even topics wanted for me to write about) would be appreciated! This is new for me, so I’m trying to sound it out. Anything you guys have to add would be great.