Lot 48: On being done with school forever

January 25, 2013

On being done with school forever

I realized i didnt post anything at all when i graduated college! how rude of me. Being done with college is awesome. The most awesome thing to ever happen. Almost.

In December, my Facebook and Instagram was filled with people stressed out about finals and school and tests, oh my!! And I was in the Bahamas during finals week. MUAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA suckaz! This filled me with such joy I can't even explain.

It is so beautiful and wonderful and magical that I go to work from 8-5, go home and get to do whatever I want!!! Go to a movie with my friends on a weekday? Why not? I don't have homework! Actually have time to read books for pleasure! Of course! I have no homework! Feel the need to write a script because I have have time to read The Hollywood Reporter and am pumped with inspiration? Lets do it!!! I have no homework!

I am also starting to volunteer at a women's shelter and also a writing center. I start my training next week!! I'm really excited and am happy that I am going to serve others and stop thinking of myself. What a blessed thing service is. And I have time to do it!! Because you know what? I HAVE NO HOMEWORK!!

I am extremely glad I had the major that I did. A media communications major is such a marketable thing and is so useful. It was tough to job hunt for 2 months, but I was very blessed it wasn't longer than that. I have a lot of friends who graduated a year ago and are still looking. I am sooooooooooooooooooo glad I changed my major to Communications. For so many reasons.

I feel as though I am detoxing from school. In retrospect, school is hard. Really hard. It was stressful and busy and stressful and my brain wanted to implode and confirmed my suspicion that I do not really like school. Confirmed. I'm so glad school is over. That last semester was the hardest of my college career because I had that class of death for my last math credit. Hardest class of my life. Full time school filled with the hardest classes+full time job=Lauren crying daily and not sleeping very well and hating her life. Not enjoyable.

In that last semester, there were moments when I literally thought I was going to flunk and wouldn't be able to graduate until December. Hardest semester ever. I thought about quitting every day and dropping out and saying "it's just a piece of paper. Why do I need it?" But I was so close!! Must finish!!! And I did!!! I remember the moment vividly when I submitted my last assignment for my last class of my college career ever. My huge elephant friends that had been chillin out on my chest all summer went back to Africa and I could BREATHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I. was. free. Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! It was literally one of the most joyous moments of my life. Literally. Needless to say, I did have a dance party in my room by myself that night. Heck yes I did. And then I went to the Bahamas a few months later as my present/congratulations/youneverhavetowriteapaperagain/youdidit celebration and then THAT was one of the most joyous moments of my life.

Life is better with a college degree. You get paid more, life is better, it's usually less stressful, you get paid more, you have time to enjoy life, did I mention you get paid more? Life is better with that college degree. It just is, in so many ways.

I loved college, mostly for the "we are young and sprightly and let's party until we are dead and we have our whole lives ahead of us" aspect of it. I did also really enjoy a lot of the academics and a lot of my classes. But I don't miss college. I like where I'm at and I like my grown up job. I'm so glad I have that piece of paper that says in fancy type that i have a Bachelors of Arts. That piece of paper was totally worth it. Every bit of stress and headache and boring class and the social life i had and all the experiences i had in college, i am so grateful for every single one. I am so glad I graduated.


  1. I am so proud of you for finishing! I felt so bad for you during that last math class, but I knew you could do it. The whole "getting paid more" thing sure is nice! =)

  2. Congrats on finishing college! That is so exciting. I just found your cute blog! I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by sometime!



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