I was super pumped after graduation. I could finally change my Twitter profile.
Okay, so this wasn’t my immediate thought upon receiving my diploma. But it was the first time I sat on Twitter afterward. (Which was totally a good three days later, since my sister, boyfriend, and I went road-tripping less than 24 hours after graduation.)
“Waiting to finish college. Ready for new things.”
Admittedly, I had a blast my last semester on campus. But I’ve been itching to be officially on my own for ages. At DePauw we’re required to live on campus, meaning every summer we’re required to move out and completely on the school’s schedule. Before college, I hadn’t moved before in my life. I am no fan of the temporary feeling this created for each living arrangement I’ve had for the last four years.
Frosh school year in a dorm, that summer in a duplex on campus, soph year in a dorm for first half and a house for second, apartment in Indy over the summer, house junior year, home for summer and fall, same house senior year but had to re-move everything in.
Then I opted to live at home for this summer prior to my big move. Don’t get me wrong. I am super glad I stuck around Indiana and specifically Fort Wayne one last time. My high school gang was all home, which is truly a rare occurrence. Plus, taking the summer off allowed for some traveling and doing fun things like attending WPC and being on a panel for the SPIRIT project at Purdue.
“College finished. Moving across the country for new things.”
I about tagged this post “Life After College”. I still might. It just made me pause. I made it to what I’ve been waiting for what seems like ages. Past four years, my one goal was to have a job after graduation.
My nana, who has no short term memory, asks me every time we talk about me moving away, “How long will you be gone?” I enjoy having no answer. I mean, my boyfriend and I are already planning on him joining me after next summer, and I plan to stick around for the full cycle of the product I’m working on. After that? No clue.
It’s just nice not already planning the next move.