It feels quite strange typing this blog post from my home desktop in New Jersey, but it's also incredibly satisfying! I'm officially 2/3 done with my undergraduate degree. I'm delighted to say that I am no longer stuck in a coffee shop slaving over Macroeconomics (which is the most miserable subject on earth in my opinion). At least the coffee shop put a heart on top of my mocha.
For those of you saying that American degrees take 4 years to complete... you're not wrong.
I did a Freshman year, a Sophomore semester and a Junior semester. Next year will be my Senior year and then I graduate. I graduate a few days after my 21st birthday, so I foresee that weekend being something of a doozy. It certainly will be exciting.
Speaking of graduating early-- high school students, take your AP exams! It may help you save some money or help you skip some introductory classes--I wouldn't have had to take Psych 101 thanks to a 5 in AP Psych. I got 12 credits from AP classes, which is almost a full semester's worth depending on your school.
Now I'm in the calm-before-the-storm phase. I have two weeks before I fly off to Italy with my fabulous boyfriend (there will be many photos, I promise). Then Geneva. Then London. Then probably Singapore. It's going to be the adventure of a lifetime, I think. It's incredibly exciting. Though to be honest, I'd really like to take a nap like this cat. It lives in my boyfriend's apartment building... I snapped a picture of it the other day. It likes escorting me up the stairs, and it winked at me the last time I saw it. I think.
Anyways, it's funny how my entire life has accelerated since upping my graduation year. For whatever reason, people my age are afraid of "adulting". I'm not terribly afraid of things like working, commitment, and the New York Times that are all considered rather grown-up pursuits. I'm more concerned about unpredictability-- I basically have 6 months overseas ahead of me before my last job-hunting semester. All that being said, I'm sure everything will work out in the future.