Thursday, December 20, 2007

DONE!

It’s all done. The last word of my last paper for my last class of my undergraduate career has been printed. I am done. Not “done except…” or “all I gotta do now is…” or “it’s almost over now…” nope, I am done. Done-done. Over. Finished with college - just seconds before midnight on December 20th. I can’t quite get my head wrapped around it… all those papers, all that reading and the hours in class taking notes… it all comes down to a piece of paper that says I did it! I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree. It was a feat I thought was beyond my diligence.

But it wasn’t. It feels like just yesterday I started back down this path I had abandoned so many years before. It all comes down to a perfectly boring essay on political theory… 1,600 boring words about whether deliberation can promote cosmopolitanism. The short answer? Yes and no - like anything else in political science, it is wide open to argument. And it doesn’t matter at all - for me, right now, it represents one and only one thing. The end.

For now it is time to bask in the accomplishment. Soon it will be time to see what’s next. Stay tuned…

BTW: I am looking for work...

12 comments:

Awareness said...

May I be the first blogger to congratulate you my friend. Bravo Mike! I was planning on stopping by today knowing you were wrapping everything up and fate intervened early.........Michele sent me! :)

Enjoy your Christmas with your friends and family. Enjoy the freedom on the back of your Harley. Enjoy the UNBELIEVABLE feeling of mission accomplished.

The job thing? No worries. It will most definately happen soon.

Merry Christmas.

dana

Theo said...

Well done.

Welcome to the next level of incompetency.

kenju said...

Hooray and Hallelujah - you got it coming to ya'!! Congratulations, Merry Christmas and may 2008 be your best year ever!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Congratulations, Mike!!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Well done on the paper!

Happy Christmas. Michele sent me here.

flleenie said...

So, one question, 'Are you done?'

Snaggle Tooth said...

Just YAY! (whew 4 U!)

Lee Ann said...

I know it must feel great to be at the end!
Congratulations!
Have a very Merry Christmas!
~xo
Lee Ann

Ellen said...

You are at the end of one milestone, and the beginning of another.... congrats for keeping your sanity through it all. That alone is an accomplishment we never pat ourselves on the back for too often.

Sending Merry Christmas greetings with this congrats.... and hopes for a wonderful, prosperous New Year.

(Oh.... and did I mention that I was pea-green with envy about your Harly ride???? Hope you enjoyed every mile, my friend!)

Carmi said...

Even the longest marathon ends with one step over that finish line.

May you have many more marathons to run. May you enjoy many more finish lines. I am so impressed with your tenacity and pluck...it's been inspiring to watch this phase of your journey, and I look forward to the next one as well.

What kind of work are you seeking? I may have some ideas to blue-sky with you.

Jennifer said...

I was trying to get around to all my blogs yesterday to wish everyone a Merry Christmas but I ran out of time. I hope yours was a wonderful one, all the same...you were in my thoughts! :)

carli said...

Congratulations, Mike. I sort of wish I'd done it your way. . . maybe then the piece of paper on the wall would mean something more to me. Good luck with the next step, whatever that may be.