Countdown to Graduation – Nostalgia
It’s two days after my final exam and I’m still finding it strange that I’m finally done with university (unless I decide to do a postgraduate, of course!). Three years have come and gone and now I’m not quite sure what to do. So I’m sitting at home, after two days of lazing about, thinking about all of the things I’m going to miss.
I’m nostalgic for the lecture rooms and being fascinated with what I learnt in them, the long days and late nights in the library studying with classmates pushing each other to get the work done and all of the amazing student nights with the close friends I’ve made. At the time the work seemed stressful and I looked forward to finishing but now I just want to go back and experience it all again. It already feels strange that I haven’t got any revising to do or essays to research and write. These past few weeks have been so hectic, I keep thinking that there must be something else I need to do or something I’ve forgotten about. But no, I’m done and the next chapter awaits me.
I am looking forward to the new journey ahead, whatever that might be but for now I’m just going to take a month or two off and enjoy my freedom.
While I relax and take some time before I find work, I’m going to make a list of things I’d like to do now before I step into the real world of the full time job. The top three on the list so far are travelling, reading and writing for pleasure (although I’m sure I’ll never read a book or write the same again – my studies have made me so analytical!).
However, I’m not completely done yet, there’s still the wait for results day and graduation (which for me is a long wait until October).
For those who have also finished, well done! It’s hard to believe it but we’ve done it!