Post # 1
I’m graduating this year :D:D:D! In college and high school I got a little emotional about graduating, missing my friends, teachers, classes, the campus…but with law school I’m like EFF ALL THAT I’m ready to get this show on the road!! Let’s celebrate by thinking about all the things we will NOT miss about school!
1. I will not miss working my ass off for NO MONEY. I’m going into public interest so I might be not be rich, but at least I’ll actually see a paycheck every once in awhile!
2. On the subject of working my ass off, I will not miss having FOUR JOBS. I might work long hours after graduation, but at least all the responsibilities will be tied to that ONE job. If you count school/reading for classes, extracurriculars, clinic work/internships, and my small business each as their seperate job (and I spend between 10-15 hours a week on each one), that is four freaking jobs, each with their own schedule, location, supervisors and list of demands that all think they’re more important than everything else I have to do. And the only one that I get paid for is the business, which isn’t even enough for living expenses since I have so little time to put into it.
3. No more tuition bills! The only thing worse than working your ass off for no money is PAYING to work your ass off for no money.
4. Finally getting control over my life again. I can change jobs if I want to (and can find one lol)! I can move if I want to! I’m not stuck in the same city for a set number of years knowing that if I leave, I’ve wasted 3 years and god knows how much money.
5. Oh yeah, FINALLY getting to do the job I’ve worked so hard for so long to get to do. Assuming I can find a law job in this economy,
I know I’m forgetting some, help me out? 😛
Post # 3
@Dizbee: I’ll be excited to, as you stated, only have one job; most importantly, I’ll be excited to have a job and no homework to get to afterwards! I CANNOT WAIT!!!
Post # 4
I will not miss paying to work for free (aka internships!)
I will not miss earning negative money (aka loans!)
No more homework! When I come home I can kick back and not feel guilty!
I can finally have a career! (didn’t have one out of undergrad, but now I’ll have a specialized Master’s)
I can actually earn money and FI and I can save more for the wedding/a house/the future!
Just so many positives!
Post # 5
@pineapplez17: I know right? Everyone keeps teling me “oh enjoy school while it lasts, working is soooo much harder.” HAHAHAHAHAHA! I love how the people who tell me this are almost always much, much older and went to school before there were a million additional requirements to make yourself competitive for jobs and before tuition was jacked up sky high!
Post # 6
I just landed my dream job and I’ll be finishing up school very soon. I’m excited to move across the country and get started!
Post # 7
I graduated from undergrad almost four year ago (eek), but I remember being really excited to have a stable paycheck. I worked throughout undergrad, but it wasn’t always consistent and it definitely wasn’t a lot of money. I was also excited about the idea of no homework. Although I take work home with me and have long days/weeks, it is so different than mulling away at homework.
Post # 8
Definitely ready for a steady paycheck! I agree about only having one job. Unpaid internships are awful =(
I am nervous about interviewing for jobs, but I am SO excited to finally find a great job in my field!
Post # 9
I look forward to having a baby AFTER I spend nearly a year in my first job in my new chosen career.
Post # 10
I will not miss when I get this little notifications from my loan providers like, “$5,000 has been dispersed, account balance now $25,000.” I will not miss the fact that I specifically found a job for MWF because my dept. head always schedules classes on TTh only to have her decide that she wants to schedule classes on MWF as well! I won’t miss having to limit work hours because with my school schedule I could work full time, but it’s hard to find a full time job that will give me off two days per week and allow me to work weekends. I will not miss only having $250 leftover after I pay living expenses. I will not miss not being able to start an actual life for myself!
Post # 11
I’m excited for…
1. Marriage! I’m getting married 2 1/2 weeks after I finish school.
2. Actually getting paid to work. Right now, I’m a student teacher, so I’m literally paying the university so that I can work 40-50 hours a week (with planning, it’s probably closer to 50 than 40).
Post # 12
I know the feeling! I graduate in 9 weeks (9 WEEKS!), and I’m dying to get my career started. I’ve been in college for 8 years on and off, and I’m done with it.
Most of all, I’m going to look forward to having a steady income (hopefully), and moving in with FI. I also cannot wait to take a leap and move to a new city after our wedding.
Post # 13
Not having to do so much homework in different subjects. I know I’ll still have to bring work home with me, but I’m hoping it won’t be in several very unrelated studies. I’m also looking forward to being able to plan vacations during non-peak seasons (I’m tired of planning trips around school breaks).
Post # 14
@nineteen87: That’s a great one!! I was looking to plan a trip to Disney World with a gal pal and the only time we could go with our school schedules was spring break. Hotel prices at the value resorts DOUBLED during that week, it was insane and we decided to wait until after we’d graduated.
Post # 15
I’m in med school and won’t be finished until I’m 26, and then I have residency till I’m 30. I’m looking forward to not feeling guilty when I’m not doing work
Post # 16
@Dizbee: I know, gosh. My SO and I are planning a trip to Europe for me to go look at universities for grad school, and the only time we can go is right after finals, we’re hoping to go from around May 19th-June 3rd or so, so just at the beginning of peak season, but all the return flights are so expensive because of the high season.