Old Endings, New Beginnings

On May 9th, I graduated from UTPB with my Bachelors in Psychology.

I can’t believe I finally got to write that, some days it felt like the day would never come.

As I zipped up my cap and gown and walked through the parking lot of a university music hall, in a town I have never stepped foot in, all I could think of is where I was standing two years ago. In a church, talking to my best friend and getting ready to recite my graduation speech. This time I was alone in a music hall with the only people I know sitting in the audience.

Thankfully the person next to me was pretty friendly. I think the main thing that was different this year than two years ago, is that I didn’t cry. I think mainly because I was so ready to be done.

It’s kind of weird to think how similar a college graduation is to a high school graduation, it felt kind of like deja vu. But this time, I don’t know what is coming. I have a plan, but that plan involves uncharted territory. I still can’t get it out of my head that I don’t need to registrar for next semester, or file for Financial aid. My weeks run together more now that I don’t have weekly due dates and assignments.

Ever since graduation, I have been locked in this odd phase. I’m tired, exhausted, but I want to do everything! I want to plan my units for next year and organize the entire house and finishes my book. I just wish I had the energy to do it all.

I am really excited about what is to come. I start team teaching 3rd and 4th grade next year, which I think I’m little overly excited for. Coaching school cheer is going to be so different next year with the addition of a younger team and more events. I am also really excited to finish my book. I have been working on it for three years now, and I just want it to finally be done.

This post is about a month late, but I didn’t feel like I could post it until I knew my diploma was coming in the mail and that my textbooks were out of the house headed back to Amazon. Now I feel like I’m done. I’m going to add pictures once I get them from the gradimage company.

The crazy thing is, I kinda want to go for my Masters in the spring.