It's hard to believe that I'm getting ready to go off to the final year of my undergraduate education! Time has really flown by, and it's hard to believe that I started writing this blog before my Freshman year.
Confused? I did a Freshman year, a Sophomore semester, a Junior semester, and will be doing a Senior year. Yup, three years. That's the best way I have managed to come up with explaining what I'm up to and why.
Looking back, I had a rough Freshman year of college even though it didn't necessarily feel like it at the time. There's a lot I wish I could have told myself back then, but the good news is that I made it out. My Sophomore semester wasn't that easy either, but it was made a lot better when I realised that I could graduate early. It was also made better when I met my boyfriend! It's so funny how meeting someone new can change your entire outlook. Junior semester was by far the best semester I've had so far.
I've never been so excited for a semester of university, and I think it's because I realise it's almost over. I'm not sure why I have not cherished my university years in the same way that you're supposed to... but it's also not that big of a deal for me. I don't think you have to have an amazing four year experience in university. In my opinion, getting a degree and learning as much as possible is what counts. The experience is good and definitely a rite of passage, but I don't think cutting mine short is a bad thing at all.
Oh, and it's exciting but also terrifying to be heading out into the "real world" so soon. Mostly exciting. The scary part is that I don't have a concrete plan for after graduation... no definite grad school or law school or joining the Peace Corps or whatever else people who after university. Here's to trying to find a job in an economy that isn't actually that bad, but everyone seems to think is horrible.
Maybe I'll write more on the whole, "going off to/returning to college" thing more later. In the meantime, I'm gearing up to apply to study abroad AGAIN!