I always get nervous when the Spring Semester starts. With the end to the cold and the bright colors come to campus, also brings along something that I fear - an end.
The end of the academic year. I know I’m a nerd, I love school. But it’s also more than that. It’s saying goodbye to the people you have spent hours together working on projects together. It’s leaving behind the school you fell in love with. It’s forcing you to look at your yearly GPA - which may or may not be a good thing.
The Fall Semester has so much in it: homecoming, football games, volleyball games, a new freshmen class, Buff Branding, a fresh start. The Spring Semester has: basketball, new classes, and well that’s it. I haven’t found the one thing I look forward to in the Spring. We have award ceremonies - those are always fun. We have new classes which is always a good thing. But it’s not fresh, it’s not starting new.
This Spring is especially making me nervous…I’m graduating! In four months time (16 weeks exactly) I will no longer call WT my home, but I will cross the threshold into the land of alumni. I don’t know where I’m going, where I will work. For someone that’s organized and a planner this ambiguous future is not holding strong.
I think this semester, I won’t find my classes as challenging (I’m only taking ten hours and have more free time). I have to work on my portfolio. I have to work on my resume. I have to work on getting out of here and landing a job. I guess my nerves this semester are about growing up.