The impending jump to adulthood, whatever the heck that means, is right around the corner and I am quite aware of this, yet I don’t really feel like it has to be a bad thing! No promises I will feel the same way come the beginning of May or maybe near end of April when my senior paper is due . . .
Every now and then I get a little jolt of, "oh my goodness what am I doing with my life!?" but that definitely didn’t stop me from taking a last first day of classes picture with my lovely roommate! We dressed up, headed to class and even made it through the whole day without a nap; if that’s not an achievement, then I don’t know what is!
All joking aside, I am a little nervous about finishing up my time at Luther. It’s been four years of ups and downs and literal dreams come true. I have done so much in my time here and have traveled to so many places. I would not give a second of that back and definitely plan on making the most of my remaining time here, however, I am ready to take these next steps. Maybe it’s from studying abroad so much and doing independent travel, maybe it’s working a consistent job, maybe the adult gene finally kicked in, but I really do feel ready.
I began feeling this way last semester when I decided I did not want to go to graduate school. It is not that I have no more room to learn, trust me, there is plenty that I still don’t know. Rather, it is more that I am tired of sitting around talking about impacting society instead of actually doing it. This is part of learning, you have to know what you’re going to do and what that means before you actually do it, and that’s great, but I’m ready for more. At least I think I am . . . I guess I'll find out soon!
So, although growing up and graduating college means that the bills will start to add up and the loans will come back to get me, it is a step I am more than willing (maybe even excited) to take. Until that day comes, May 21st that is, I will make the most of my final semester here at Luther.