This week is finals week! More specifically, this is my very last finals week that I’ll ever have to worry about ever (unless I decide to go to law/grad school one day, of course)! It’s such a bittersweet feeling. Like, “Score! After Friday, I won’t have to wake up early for a class I’m not terribly interested in or write papers about a bunch of dead guys and a piece of paper that may or may not have defined our legal/judicial system or cram for tests that may make/break my grades!” On the other hand, a big part of me keeps saying to myself, “Well, shit. I’m going to have to wake up early for a job that I may be unsure about and pay back mountains of loans that loom over me from undergrad and worry about real life issues!”
But that’s okay. Because that’s part of growing up, right? Right. I just have to keep reminding myself that I will be DONE with school and I’ve jumped over this huge hurdle in my life with pretty fantastically flying colors! My final finals week–I need to let that sink in.
I guess the one thing that really scares me about this whole “graduating” and moving on thing is the fact that I’m leaving behind some really great people.
and I don’t know I’ll see them again! A large part of me doesn’t understand why I can’t stuff them inside of my suitcase and have them live/experience everything with me for the rest of forever! Because they’re great and so supportive and fun, they like the same beers as me and when we go see Scre4m together, they laugh at all the same things as I do; they’re good people, basically and good people are the absolute hardest to find–once you come across them you should definitely keep them! Hopefully, we won’t lose all kinds of contact throughout the next couple of years.
Also, because this week is finals week, that means that last week was “dead week”. I can honestly say the one thing I will not miss about Oklahoma is its wind. I don’t know what the exact speed of the gusts were, but they were enough to almost knock me over and stir up all of the pollen in the air so that I was filled with sneezing, coughing, puffy/itchy eyes, & a scratchy throat. I’m pretty sure I went to bed every night before 11pm and slept for over 9 hours every night, which is mighty unheard of in the land of the collegiates. It’s started to let up a bit, but–knowing my luck–I’ll get sick the day of graduation and have to drag my ass across the stage to snatch my diploma.
So–overall, this week/weekend has consisted of:
- Packing & lots of it
- Attack of the killer allergies!
- Mid-day beers with some great people and some beautiful weather
- Movie nights
- Pizza parties
- Good friends I’m not ready to say goodbye to
- Wrapping up classes
- Finishing final study guides
3 more finals and I’m out of here, you guys. Let the single digit countdown begin!