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.”
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
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.
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!?).
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.
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.