May 14, 2012

Finals Week

It was a perfect weekend in the city.
The weather was warm but not overwhelming,
good for taking a nice long walk.
Sadly, JD was stuck inside, busy studying for his last two finals.
They are today and tomorrow, then he is a free man.
Finals are my least favorite time of the year.
I'm sure that a lot of people share that opinion with me.
There is so much pressure when it comes down to the end of the semester
and I certainly feel a little guilty that I get to relax on my days off
while poor JD is stuck inside studying. 

There are a few things that I miss about college
such as Tulip Fest, my favorite unofficial holiday,
living close to my best friends and seeing them everyday,
taking classes, and as strange as it sounds, even finals week.
I was never very fond of final exams while at school,
but now that I don't have them, I don't think I'd mind them.
In fact, given my bizarre habit of giving mini history lessons to unsuspecting
 friends, family members, and coworkers, I think I might welcome them.
Clearly, I am starved for an intellectual conversation in my "field of expertise".

Long story short, I am mildly jealous of JD being in school.
When he jokingly asks me if I'd like to study for him,
I mean it when I say yes.

We spend so much of our lives in classrooms that
transitioning to a post grad life can be difficult,
especially with the current state of the economy.
Post grad has become the new adolescence.
A world of twenty-somethings with degrees in closed fields,
forced back into their childhood homes after
four years of independence and growth.
It wasn't supposed to be like this.
Something needs to change.

On a happier note,
best of luck to JD on his final today!

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