June 3, 2012 - 12:00 PM
Fall registration has already snuck up on me and I have been trying to decide a schedule for the past week. Today I finally sought help from an advisor to make sure everything is in place for me to be able to graduate on time with both of my degrees: International Studies and Spanish. It looks like my fall term is going to consist of more Spanish and a couple general eds that I need to still take care of. I have the opportunity to graduate early; however, I do not think I will be pursuing that. It seems I am avoiding the real world for as long as I can stall. I would save a lot of money; however, this short time I have for my undergraduate is priceless and irreplaceable. All my life I have been preparing. Elementary school prepares you for high school, high school for college, and now college is my last stop before I enter the adult world with full responsibilities. I know I still have another year, but all this attention on the seniors' graduation coming up I can't help but to feel some of the stress they are taking on. This week I had two going away gatherings for two of my dearest friends. It's surreal this adventure is already ending for some of my peers when I can still remember moving into my dorm so vividly: like it was yesterday.
My future plans are still hesitant; although, I know at least one thing for sure. I plan to make the most of the short time I have left in college. You only get to experience your undergraduate once. I have already learned so much about myself, relationships, the world, and so much more in the time I have been here. I heard the quote, "just trying to find the balance in a tilted world" the other day and I think it really applies well to my life in the past few years. I came to college to receive an education, but sometime that is hard with all the distractions that come along with going to a university. In the end, I would never take any of the distractions out. Although they may interfere with my academic studies, they prepare me in other ways. I have been so fortunate that my college education has taught me in more way than just academically. That is the type of education that is priceless. I am sad to see some of my peers preparing to graduate; however, I am excited to see what is next for them. Good luck to all the seniors and congratulation!