Yesterday and today were my university convocations (two degrees). Although I couldn't have asked for a better graduation, celebration and more to come this weekend, I can't help but feel an incredible sadness and emptiness now. Although I haven't actually had any classes in a few months, I am starting to feel very sad about leaving my beloved university. It is all I knew for 5 years and I fell in love with the campus the moment I stepped foot on it. I have grown SO much from this unique experience (except financially of course. I'm in ruins when it comes to that). Really though, it has been an amazing ride (even the "not so good" times). I loved coursework, I loved experiencing endless success, my professors, my courses, my classmates, the physical campus (except the hills), everything! And now it's all over. I hate the unknown and it really does seem like everything I love and hold close to me always ends up disappearing. I guess it will take some adjusting. And like Nelly Furtado says: "All goods things come to an end".
I'm really hoping to go back for my Masters after a couple years of teaching full time and perhaps eventually earn my PhD and become a professor/researcher. I guess time will tell.