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Three down, One to go

Today I completed my third year of university. For many at this point it’s means for celebration because there are flat hats and oversized gowns waiting just around the corner for them in preparation for a marvellous ceremony more commonly known as “graduation.”

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Haha.
Graduation.
Good one!

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There haven’t been many moments where I’ve questioned my choice to do a double degree, but as I sat in the library completely my final “exam” (yeah, if open book, online quiz, no real restrictions over than a 2 hour time limit really counts as an exam) hitting submit really had no impact.

There is still
ONE.
MORE.
YEAR.

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It’s one more year of attempting to find industry internships, one more year of working as a retail slave to pay the bills, one more year of textbooks, tutorials, lectures (yes of course I attend my lectures…), assignments, exams, trying not to develop a drinking problem, ignoring my actual caffeine problem, pretending I get 8 hours of sleep each night, all whilst attempting to have some form of social life.

After all university is just like riding a bicycle, without a helmet, or pedals, or handle bars, and the bikes on fire.

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Although I complain, there is some comfort sitting in this little bubble of repetitiveness, and at this point in time I wouldn’t really be ready to hand over my $10,000 piece of paper to whichever offices I stumble upon, DEMANDING they put me on TV at once!

So what now? Yet another Christmas of watching queues go out the door in my little retail job while trying to explain to people that the backroom isn’t actually this magical portal that leads to a warehouse of stock but in reality is around the same size as a shoe box? Well yes, my degree isn’t over yet and I still need to pay my rent (damn capitalism, am I right!?).

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Will I be spending the summer writing as much as I can, handing in resume to various media outlets (including a magazine that I have just discovered is based literally around the corner from my house)? Absolutely.

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So here’s to the completion of my third year of tertiary education, three down one, more to go.

That’s something I can drink to.

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An Ode To The Sun

On this overly delightful sunny day with a zero per cent chance of rain, I feel the breeze of the north easterly winds brush past and I am overcome with sense of euphoria.

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The feeling quickly transports into despair as I realise while the sun is calling me “Liana! Liana! Come outside and play!” I must respond with a phrase I have uttered far too many times.

“No, I cannot, for you see I have to do my assignment”

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The breeze comes to a halt as a scent of disappointment fills the room. It is as if to say the sun came out today especially for me (nothing to do with the earth rotating) and I have betrayed it.

All the sun has asked of me was to come visit the beach but the only thing I am swimming drowning in is the bucketloads of work I am yet to complete. Instead of waves crashing down on me, it is deadlines and word limits. Instead of the salt from ocean, my tears are leaving a bitter taste. Instead of relaxing on the sand, I am lying on the floor asking if I have the will to go on. Instead of building sand castles, I am building paragraphs of business jargon. Instead of impressing attractive life guards, I am hoping to impress middle aged businessmen (and in a totally different manner). Instead of surfing through the sea, I am surfing the web in search of information I may never use again.

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The sun says to me “How could you do this? How could you prioritise uni over this beautiful day?”
“Sun you have to understand, I have to do this work! I have no choice!” I respond.
But you see the sun attended university in the Whitlam era and it didn’t matter if it failed because tertiary education was free back then.
“As your punishment for betraying me, I will MAKE. IT. RAIN.”

And so, the weather for once my assignments are finally submitted, clouds, rain, and storms.

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