June 6, 2011 - 12:47 AM
So, I guess I just finished college. Well, I guess technically not until tomorrow when I physically go to campus and perform the momentous action of placing my final papers into my professors' boxes. Nevertheless, my work is done here. It is 12:47am and I have finished proofreading the last final papers I will ever write for the University of Oregon. One of them isn't even due until Wednesday at 5pm, but I, Korrin Bishop, am done.
Sometimes I wonder what it is going to be like. Will I wake up in the middle of the night panicked that I didn't finish some mythical paper? Will I find myself spending my afternoons and evenings twiddling my thumbs and wishing I had some sort of academic project to work on? Only time will really tell, but I have a funny feeling that everything will be ok. If nothing else, I have the sheer fear of trying to find a job and figure out what to do with my post-graduation life to keep me going.
I am writing this in the wee hours of Monday morning - Monday of finals week, that is. This means that by the end of the week, all of my family and friends will be in town. Three people will be staying with me in my tiny studio up in the woods (oh, how I will miss it when I leave). By the end of the week, I will be walking across the stage at the Clark Honors College graduation ceremony. As in THIS Sunday. Holy smokes! Am I ready? Did I really do it? Are they going to find something on my degree audit last minute and decide I have to stay an entire sixth year? Breathe.
I have an inkling as though tomorrow I will feel as if I had the weight of ten semis all carrying cement blocks taken off of my shoulders. However, to reach that moment, I must first sleep. When I awake, I will go finish college.