Fire & Desire
I am so excited the semester is finally ending. With about twelve days left this semester, for me, I am definitely looking forward to a 4.0 finish, again. My internship with the Congresswoman is also ending, unfortunately.
This past week she had two open houses, where constituents and other officials came out to her Silver Spring and Suitland office. It was very fun, I have had the chance to meet and network with officials and people in high places. I will truly miss this internship. I have grown, learned essential skills, and have been placed in situations that allowed me to form connections that I will remember for a lifetime. They always say it is not what you know, but whom you know. I met with leaders in the community who shared stories of their success; I wish it were that easy. Not taking anything away from their success, but it was a different time then and it is much harder now. At least then, there as such a concept as a hard worker, society has become so impatient as technology advances it is definitely hard to find that drive and eagerness that those before possess, I am so happy I have not been tainted with the No Hard Work bug.
I have been getting a lot of opposition lately about my decision for law school. I honestly thought I was making the right choice. Law school will always be there especially my final decision, but I do not feel mentally prepared for that sparring match. I am still going, but next year. As of right now, I am focusing on pursuing other degrees for the year I will be taking off, as I stated previously. I am also interested in starting a non-profit organization catering to students that have amassed debt from loans. I have many plans for my future and sitting behind a desk helping someone else succeed is most certainly not a part of them. I just finished my business plan for my company that will be taking off in a few years once I find some investors after this recession or when I hit the lotto, so everything is slowly but surely falling into place.
These last two weeks are going to be the most trying. Graduation and final exams are consuming every ounce of my social life. I swear I cannot think straight. Part of it is my fault, can we say senioritis? However, I think I will be able to manage achieving a 4.0 this semester. Everything is moving so fast, I remember the first day of class this semester when I crashed my car into the curb because it was snowing. Now, here I am writing on of the last columns for the "Spectrum." A bittersweet ending I suppose.
I totally detest the real world. The closer and closer it gets the more nauseated I become. It might sound funny, but I will truly miss my college years and all it had to offer. Now it is time to grow up.
While most of my friends have sent out resumes and received some job offers, which surprised me with the economy, I am left with more applications for programs and universities. The next three to five years of my life will be nothing but school, but trust me; it will all pay off in the end.