Post # 1
Today is my official last day of college classes (even though I still have one final to take)! I am super excited, but at the same time I’m sad. I’ve been a student for so long that I’m not sure what else to do with myself.
Anybody else ever feel like this? College was hard, but it is my security blanket 🙁
Post # 3
Congrats! I end next semester, so I don’t know how I’ll feel yet, but I imagine it is really weird.
Post # 4
I remember being sad on my last day of finals when one professor gave me a speech about how well I was about to do in the real world. It didn’t take me too long to stop feeling sad though, I think because all my best friends live so close to me. It still sometimes feels weird and it hits me at random times like when I am at the gym and the college kids are back for summer or winter breaks and it hits me that I’m not in college anymore and I have been out for two years.
Post # 5
I can’t really relate because I haven’t had this happen yet… Even when I graduated undergrad, I knew I was going straight to pharmacy school. At this point, after almost 7 years of post-high school education, I’m pretty ready to be done. It makes sense, though, feeling somewhat nostalgic when something that you’ve done for so long comes to an end. Best of luck on your final!
Post # 6
That’s totally normal! I was happy when I was done, I was ready for something new, and loved working (even though it was a bitch to find a job). It’s definitely a security blanket, the years after can be weird (and great too). I found I missed school later on, like two years after it ended- Mostly as we grow up and my friends and I are all busier, getting married, etc, I miss being able to wear pajamas and watch ABC family movies all day with them. But luckily we’re all still close, friendship and geography wise. Things will be good for you after school. Good luck!
Post # 7
Yes I can totally relate! I have classes an finals this week and then one next Wednesday then I too will be done. I have been applying for jobs like crazy and haven’t gotten a single call back so it def is like the security blanket is gone.
Post # 8
Oh I remember those days….for me it was 2.5 years ago.
I despised the college administration where I attended by the time I graduated so I couldn’t wait to graduate, but I wasn’t sad or anxious to leave, I just felt WEIRD. Not having to go to class, not doing homework, not feeling guilty when I decided to do something fun or take a day or two off to do something fun. It was a very awkward/weird feeling.
What was even weirder for me, was getting a full time job. I took me a few months to relax because when I got home in the evenings, it was tough for me to realize that I didn’t have homework/studying to do. So strange, because that’s what I always wanted. We humans, are weird creatures aren’t we?
Post # 9
I say it’s totally normal! I’m looking at potentially having to leave school for a bit due to some health issues (FWIW, I’m a grad student) and I told my partner the other night I have no idea what I will do! I’ve been a student for so long it seems I said I’d probably go to his classes (he’s in grad school as well, but for a different area) just to not be out of practice!
Post # 10
I have officially been sitting around all day now trying to entertain myself haha. But the situation is now even more strange! My Fiance and I have a very traditional relationship when it comes to gender roles. We aren’t getting married until Nov 2012, but after that we plan to start trying for a family, and at that point I will be a stay at home mom. So now, I have a degree and no idea what to do. I don’t want to start a career because I will just have to leave it in two or three years.
Post # 11
@impatientlypatient: I remember the same feeling of being done with college, but I think that you should still start a career! You worked so hard to get a degree – put it to use! I know the job market is tough, but you will feel so much more fulfilled (at least I did) by getting a job in your desired career path if you can. Even if you plan to start a family at a certain time, no one know’s God’s plan and how things will turn out so I think it’s wise to work for a few years (and help save up for that family!).
Post # 12
@impatientlypatient: what did you get your degree in? is it something you can use to be a Stay-At-Home Mom and work from home? or perhaps, could you use any of your knowledge to start your own small business?