I'm Done With College! (Woohoo!)

Well, it has been a while sense I have jumped on here, but I have a good reason! I JUST FINISHED COLLEGE!!!! I’m so excited and relieved to be done with school. It’s funny because just yesterday I was driving some friends around and I started thinking, “Ok, what homework do I have to do tonight…. Oh wait, I don’t have any homework!”

My Mom & Dad.

My Mom & Dad.

It’s such a relief to be done! College is a lot of fun at times, but most of the time it’s a drain. I always told people the biggest thing I didn’t like about college was how you could never really allow yourself to have fun and relax. Whenever I would be doing something to relax I would always have that thought in the back of my mind, “I should be doing homework.” or “I know there’s some school something I could be doing.” You are literally a slave to the guilt of not doing homework while in school. I know it will take a while for me to get use to not having homework or things due for class, but I’m in recovery.

Another things that bugged me was all the times I heard a professor say, “This will prepare you for the real world.” (As if college isn’t the real world?!) I will seriously write a post later this week about different things college does not prepare you for.

There are a lot of things I am grateful for during my time at college though. The biggest being I met my beautiful bride there! She is by far the biggest blessing and joy to come from college! Though there were times, and different things I may not have liked, I always go back to the fact that I met the love of my life there, so it was worth it.

I also was able to make some life long friends. I know they will be life long friends because 1) I have had some friends leave or graduate before me and I am still very close to them. 2) I will actually be working with some of them. 3) One learns a lot about friendship between your high school years and college years. The friends I made in college were much deeper, meaningful, and intentional, friendships. In high school friendship is more of a social thing. In college you learn to do life together.

One of my best friends from school, Mark.

One of my best friends from school, Mark.

I was also able to build some great relationships with some of the professors there. I plan on reaching out to several of them and getting a list of 10 books or so from them that they would say are must-reads. Oh, and I get to read what I want to read now!!

Graduation was a tremendous experience as well. Knowing I had worked for four years to get to this point, and it is now paying off, made me glad I didn’t give up!

At the end of this college chapter there were some hard times, some stressful times, but overall I made deep friendships, learned a LOT about myself, grew mentally and spiritually, and met the most beautiful girl in the world who I will get to spend the rest of my life with!

I came across a quote by Winston Churchill that is very applicable when it comes to college when he said:

“Never, never, never give up!” – Winston Churchil