The thought of graduation is avoided among our group of friends… in fact, we refer to it as the “g-word” instead of saying it outright. Although we’re quite afraid of actually growing up, we are embracing the idea of being second semester seniors… that’s right… that final semester you’ve been saving up for in which you take three gym classes and dance (and perhaps a St. Mary’s Project…) in order to stay a full-time student. Personally, I am enjoying a challenging schedule of Tuesday and Thursday classes. Although the four day weekend thing is quite appealing, it’s been a little more work than I thought to get everything done. Now I’m not asking for sympathy here, I’m just saying that I do spend more time in the library this semester than I intended. But seriously, that’s not too rough… read anything Kathy says, and you know it’s quite the social scene.
In addition to taking a rather relaxed schedule, many in our group of friends are compiling lists of things to do before the “g-word” descends upon us. It’s like a bucket list of St. Mary’s experiences. For example… picnic at the Point one more time, going into North Woods, sing at a Coffeehouse night one Thursday. Although we’ve taken advantage of many of the things St. Mary’s has to offer, we still want to make sure we pack in all of those uniquely St. Mary’s experiences before we’re out of here for good.
And that brings me to another point that I should mention. Unlike many of my friends, who are traveling to all points of the globe upon graduation g-word, I am going to be here next year. No, I do not intend on failing all of my yoga and gym classes this semester. I am going to be entering the Masters of Arts in Teaching program this summer, our one year program for teacher certification and Masters in education. I’m actually really excited to get into the program… I have been waiting four years to get my history nerd self into a classroom of equally enthusiastic high schoolers. Just kidding… I know I’m bound to encounter a student or two that is not quite as enthralled with Latin American politics as I am. Ha.
Well, speaking of history… it’s about time for me to get back into the books for my class tomorrow. I’m in charge of leading discussion next Tuesday… yikes. Time to move back into my library chair!