Wednesday August 10, 2011 was a big day in the life of me. I finished my very last class towards my Bachelor of Business Administration. Finishing a degree was a long time coming. 12 years in fact.
I finished my last exam, got in my car and drove away with a look of shock on my face. It was over. I had done it. I got about 6 blocks away before I burst into tears. In the days before and after my final exams, every time I thought about being finished, I started crying. Was it a sense of relief? Fear of what was to come next? Either way, I hope it stops soon or else I might have to go back to school.
And now, two weeks of vacation. It hasn’t been off to a great start, but either way I’ve finally had a chance to do nothing. The couch and sleep have been my best friend. I’ve managed to fit in a few visits with friends, an ice cream cone at the beach, a trip to the farmer’s market, some time to make lists of things I want to do with all this new-found free time and time to dream about what I want this next stage of my life to look like.