I’m pumped for this last semester. Here’s what I have to expect: 13.5 credits (the lowest I’ve ever had), a spring break trip to Cancun in March, and a backpacking trip in Europe after I graduate. Life’s looking pretty good for me currently. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty of work to be done. I have a couple difficult classes to pass (with some easier ones tossed in) and a senior project to complete.
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The one thing I’m a little concerned about is finding a job in the fields I want to work in, prosthetics and exoskeletons. They’re relatively small in terms of engineering careers. The one thing I know I’m going to miss is being able to see my friends whenever I want as I plan on moving somewhere new (hopefully Colorado) where I’ll be pretty far away from any of them. That being said, I’m going to live it up with them while I canImage from: https://giphy.com/gifs/90s-cartoons-missionhill-QWlD0s3SXP0c
The past four (well, five-ish) years have been simultaneously the longest yet shortest time of my life. It blew past me as well as taking forever. So, on one hand I feel so entirely ready to graduate, but, at the same time, I’ll miss this moment in time. I know that life will start to hit, but I’m also ready to be hit by reality. That being said, Behrend has served me well and I feel entirely blessed to have been a part of the organizations I’ve been in and the people I’ve met along the way.
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I truly feel like I am a completely different person than who I was when I moved into my dorm in August of 2015. (I also have so much to do this semester I’m ready to get past all of the work- and anxiety-of the upcoming months.) Regardless, I know that this is my last little moment in my undergrad years. I feel like this is the time you think about when you reference “college” stories
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I’ve definitely been taking more mental snapshots of specific moments to really live in the feeling that I had at that moment and, more specifically, the people I was with. It’s a bittersweet ending, and I feel like I’m very ready for it- Only a few months left.