It's been a rough couple of months but here I sit on the verge of receiving my college diploma tomorrow (cum laude, might I add). It's a little anti-climatic to know that the past 4 and 1/2 years have lead up to this one day tomorrow. I'm proud of myself for making this accomplishment. I think that's what matters in the end.
My poor room feels so empty right now, though. I began packing up my life once again today to move back to Guntersville. It's not as bad as it sounds. At least I will still have a little privacy and somewhat of my own place to go to. I just don't think I could handle living at home again with nearly 5 years of independence behind me. I will miss my roommates. They really are some of the best roommates someone could have and our little "roommate christmas" tonight reminded me of that. I mean, Sheree got me a SLINKY! Pretty cool, huh? I just really hate that I have to pack up and leave everything that Montevallo has come to mean to me. It's scary. There's the prospect of leaving for Africa in three months. I turned in my final transcript today which should be the last of the many, many things I had to do to acheive my dream of becoming a Peace Corps volunteer. I really hope I hear back soon from my Placement Officer or just to get an invitation in the mail. Gives me butterflies in my stomach. I have plenty to occupy my time in the meanwhile. Pack tonight, graduation tomorrow, move saturday, and then off to New Orleans for a semi-senior trip. Then Christmas. I'll be so happy to see all my family again and to actually be able to spend time with them rather than rushing around preparing for my next semester. No more classes. Sheesh. I'll never quit learning, that's for sure. I already have a good line-up of books that I want to read before I go off to Africa. My goals before March are to learn French, take a few Red Cross classes, take the GRE, and relax. I think I could do all that.
Anyways, bon nuit for tomorrow I graduate!