My Life is Over
Since this past summer there are two comments/ questions that I receive from the general public on a daily basis. These people, once finding out I am graduating from college, undoubtably ask what my plans are for next year. This is a completely logical and polite question. What I don’t appreciate is the alternative comment. The painful look and the sucking in of breath as the commenter states, “Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your time.” It’s as if I am terminally ill, with only a few more weeks to live. And I don’t know if its because they rubbed off on me or not, but this is how I feel. This morning I accepted a job offer and as of June 5th, my life is officially over. For a while there I was quite content to pretend that college was actually going to go on forever. That I would never actually have to leave this little oasis of non stop fun having. But the realization that I now have to make money instead of continuing to consume it has finally struck. Needless to say, this is a bummer. So if I am a bit touchy, its because more and more each day this is sinking in and I am not happy about it.
Now that you are not starting on June 5th, I hope you feel that, instead of life being over, only a wonderful chapter of your life is ovea. A whole new and exciting chapter is beginning.