Just spent my last weekend in class. Let me repeat that. After two years, I have just spent the *last* weekend that I will ever have to spend getting up early to go to school for 8 am, staying there ’til 5 pm, presenting and discussing and listening and learning… and repeat, so that by the end of the weekend I’m completely and totally mentally exhausted – albeit with my brain filled up with all sorts of awesome new knowledge. It’s a bit surreal – it feels like my life has been full of these weekend classes for so long now that I barely remember a life without them1. I’m sure it will take a while to sink in.
This is not to say that I’m done school completely… at least not yet. I still have 34 days left. Not that I’m counting. Oh wait, yes I am.
I’m down to just three courses and my industry project, all of which are currently in progress. I have exactly 7 classes, 1 quiz, 1 short assignment, 2 big papers, 2 presentations, 1 project, 1 client presentation, and 4 blog postings left to do. It’s a lot to get done in the next 34 days2 – along with working full-time (and a half marathon thrown in the mix for good measure). But there’s really a big shiny light at the end of tunnel.
I’m just hoping that I’ve managed to keep up enough of a social life – limited though it was – over the past two years that my friends will still want to hang out with me. Because I’m really going to have a lot of time on my hands come December 8.
- I’m also in shock at the thought that I won’t be seeing my classmates, who I’ve seen so much they feel like family, on a regular basis any more. I plan to head downtown on some of the days they have classes to go have lunch and/or drinks with them, because I’m just not ready to not see them anymore! [↩]
- Technically the paper for my industry project isn’t due until January 15, but I’m planning to get it done before the Christmas holidays so that I can be free! [↩]