Graduation is upon me and so is $36,616 after four years of crying, laughing, all-nighters and nights I can’t remember but was told that they were pretty good times.
Then, there’s reality. The reminder that those student loans won’t pay themselves and that friends will be strangers once again. While others have just started their period of grieving, I have already gone through the five stages of mourning and finally accepted that college will be over soon.
And I’m okay…for now. I realized that college has been more bad than good, but without the bad I wouldn’t have known the good. I’m a boring person, bound to routine and comfort and just when I was about to get used to college, it was pushing me away to the next (best) thing.
I’m not saying this break up is going to be easy (no more spring break, WTF!?), but I sure pray that it will be worth it. Worth it to go after my dreams, turn strangers into friends, try new hobbies and food, and really experience life bit by bit.
Basically, repeat college somewhere else. I’m still naive, I know. But like many people, I am very blessed to have a home to go to and a summer to look forward to.
I will never forget my experience here, because being uncomfortable was the only way for me to get comfortable with the unknown.