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Well, i have a degree i assume....what now?

Bass-Invader

TRIBE Member
So, just got back from a kegger, and end of the year kegger, and seemingly, an end of university kegger for most, very possibly me too.

It's unbelievable to see all these people, the people i lived with in my first year, the people we got smashed with, copied assignments from(or gave assingments to), hung out with, played starcraft with, looked up to or down to; all finishing up this stage of our lives.

I look back and I see how important all this was to me, and the way I am, the academics changed the way i will think forever, the people who changed the way i will socialize forever, and the school of which i will always be proud of attending. I see saugeen maitland, the place which i called home for three years(2 as a soph) and how much it made me, how the shit food and the ghetto closet sized rooms were more than overshadowed by the ideal which is saugeen; which is the people who lived therein. The unity of one thousand two hundred people all going through the same thing, braving the same path, and suffering the same hardships
I look at this, and today I see all these people finishing, done with school to move on to the real world. A huge, probably the most important stage in my entire life is now coming to pass, and I think I am still in denial over this. So many people who I saw every day, and most likely took for granted, now I may never see again, and if i do, the context will be much different. I suppose there comes a time when everything must come to an end, and here this chapter comes to an end, i can only hope that the rest of the book that is me will hold the same significance and wide-eyed awe that this experience has held.
If you are just starting your university career, make sure you get to know as many people as you can, and keep touch with these people, because in the end, it is they who will understand you, and they who will constitute some of the best times you will ever have.

I guess all that is left to say is a quote from one of my favorite house tracks, "The enchantment is over, but the spell remains"


excuse my spelling, and the sentimentalness of my post, im a bit inebriated.
 

Boo

TRIBE Member
Trust me, it just gets worse...yet better.

You are no longer amazed that you live on your own, or can stay up as late as you want. You get a job, and see that you're parents are right that money doesn't grow on trees, and that its pretty damn hard affording rent, bills, car, whatever, and still trying to go out like you did in school. But you do... and get into more debt. But have a small sense of freedom and accomplishment too.

A friday night actually differs now from a wednesday night, and you ever so quickly forget about the fact that your 3 week christmas break or your 4 month summer break was to short when you get 10 days off a year. None in your first year too :mad: Gotta build up the time.
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Nothing needing to be excused. This is probably a pretty huge moment...If it didn't incite these feelings, it would mean that you haven't accomplished or gained anything.
 

air-bag

TRIBE Member
Chris, I constantly remind myself that this is going to happen to me too soon.. (1 year)... and I would hate when it will be over as much as you probably do now. I wish we could extend this chapter of our lives forever...
 

Rosey

TRIBE Member
i miss school...sleeping in, drinking heavily four or five nights a week, being stoned all the time. ahhh those were the days. :)
 
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Chris

Well-Known TRIBEr
I looked at University kinda the same way, a chance to grow, and grow on, you look back year or two later you have the job, new friends and think back, wow, I am not the same person I was, not quite a grown up, but not quite a kid anymore either. Frightening and yet a truly warm fun time, relish in it. Post Secondary School is like not really out-there in the real world, with real-world problems, at least for me. Your protected, in a structured environment, you go to school (or not), and maybe have a part-time job, and then free time, with maybe a couple of bills. That's it. That's your life, very simplified of course.

Then boom, your out, and the pressure is on, get a job, get material things, get, get, get going, or be left behind. Very easy to slip through the cracks or be caught up so much in the rat race that is life in the big city. Am I making sense, or is this coffee I'm drinking too strong?

I don't know university to me was so fun, exciting and came so easy. It was a chance to explore so many things and not really worry. Its the same now, but different. I think I just confused myself?????
 

beaker

TRIBE Member
university doesn't teach you jack squat except how to play the game they call university.

now your real adventures begin.
 

Bumbaclat

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Bass-Invader
A huge, probably the most important stage in my entire life is now coming to pass,

I truly hope this isn't the most important stage in your life. If you mean "most important to date" then maybe you're right.

Bumbaclat
 

Libradragon

TRIBE Promoter
Bass-Invader, your touching post brought back a lot of memories for me.

I lived in Saugeen as well - and ended up living with 8 other girls from our floor (8-middle all the way!) off campus the following years.

5 years later, we are still the best of friends - albeit living very different lives. The key people I met at Western I still talk to (and some i even live with) now. I never once fathomed that they would be left behind, or not be a part of the my path. Sometimes I don't even think about it - I've made new *toronto* friends - but the ones that matter are still there. :)

And this saturday, I get to watch one of my roommates from western marry one of our really good friend -- in front of our london massive krew.

We've been through frosh week, skipped classes, many nights of drinking, exams, breakups, fights, raving, dramas, failed classes, leaving western, finding jobs in toronto, living with boyfriends, renewed friendships, and now.......marriage.

And I can't wait to see what else life has in store for us. :)
 
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doodlebug

TRIBE Member
okay, so I too have finished my post-secondary education, and I'm shitting my pants because I don't have a clue as to what I'm going to do now. I knew this day would come, but I never prepared myself for it and even though we're at the end of April, I'm already worried about what I'm going to be doing in September....
I thought about taking a one year certificate course, and I can still do that, but I will have to look for a 'real' job eventually....
I don't want to start looking now because I've done SO much school work in the last 3 years that I just want my summer to relax and not worry about anything, really.

I'm not ready to be an adult yet!:(


natalie
 

mingster

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by doodlebug
okay, so I too have finished my post-secondary education, and I'm shitting my pants because I don't have a clue as to what I'm going to do now. I knew this day would come, but I never prepared myself for it and even though we're at the end of April, I'm already worried about what I'm going to be doing in September....
I thought about taking a one year certificate course, and I can still do that, but I will have to look for a 'real' job eventually....
I don't want to start looking now because I've done SO much school work in the last 3 years that I just want my summer to relax and not worry about anything, really.

I'm not ready to be an adult yet!:(


natalie

Nat, there's some good parties going down in Europe...
If you're not gonna go back to school, I have the perfect plan.

Ming.
 

mcbee

TRIBE Member
graduating from university is truly a crazy time!
i left school both excited, proud and exhilarated yet devestated, sad and scared.

on one hand you have finished a degree, living on your own for 4 years...essentially created an 'adult life' for yourself...yet on the other hand, now you are being thrown into the real adult world, alone and scared!

since i graduated 5 years ago, i have had two different jobs, moved back to toronto, lived in two apartments and completed a second diploma....

as librad mentioned, the friends i made in university will stick with me forever. the 4 girls i lived with for 4 years will remain my best girl friends well into my real adult life....we are scattered around North America now...the dynamic of our friendships has definately changed but it is still as strong as ever!

university definately changed my life:D changed me intellectually and emotionally. introduced me to the best friends of my life. and for these things, i am eternally grateful.

:)sarah
 

statira

TRIBE Member
now that i'm done university, i see that chapter of my life closing forever and its really sad, for the past four years i've dreamed and counted down the years until i graduated, and now i'm wondering why i was looking forward to it being over, i'm excited that i'm done and have finally accomplished what i had always wanted to and never thought i could. I will miss school but i'm excited about the future. Those who are still in school, enjoy it.

The question is now what do i do with my life...find a career i really love...i don't think thats going to be as easy as i once believed it was.

ang:)
 
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Fir3start3r

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by beaker
university doesn't teach you jack squat except how to play the game they call university.

now your real adventures begin.

True Story.
Welcome to "You now get a pretty piece of paper for your wall". :rolleyes:
 
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