School's out...forever. What now? Well, I'm going to make my way through the rest of my life with my future wife. (future being in 9 days) Time for me to start the famous millennial hustle.
I don't usually fill my blog with existential nonsense, but today is different. I'm graduating from college this week, and I just realized, I've been in school for my entire life. What happens in August? How much have I accomplished in 22 years? What did I learn in college? Besides some literary and technical knowledge I may have gained, I learned a lot about myself. I have a deep fear for being part of a group or labeled as a certain type of person, I'm extremely selfish, I do, in fact, like change, I can't sit in one place for a long period of time without losing my mind, and I shouldn't nap while driving. These are things I didn't realize until I went to college, and all was revealed to me through various life lessons. No matter if you fail classes or not, you always learn something.
I've always hated school, because I've seen it as a series of tedious work and inconveniences that will prepare you for the real world. In a sense, I feel like that's true, but in another sense I've grown in a way that I couldn't have without college. I've always had the desire to ditch school and go figure out life without classroom exercises, but there's a certain value to paying your dues and going through all the tedious inconveniences that come along with the educational system. The truth is, now that I've gotten through it all, it feels really, really good. I wouldn't have traded it for the world. I've learned more about myself, art, photography, people, and surviving in the real world than I would if I had skipped it.
That said, seeya college. It's good to be done.