Almost. I've had a few people ask me if I'm counting the days. Honestly, I'm not. I don't even know offhand the exact date/time of my finals, just that they're in the next week or two and will be done by May 6, so I guess that's 18 days max. Then commencement is on May 14th and it's over. I'm definitely looking forward to it, but wouldn't say I'm excited about it. I imagine it will be like a big sigh of relief – “now I can do something important.”
Yeah, I realize the value of education, but I'm tired of the system that I see swallowing up people. In my opinion, education is not important if your reason for obtaining it is just so you can have a better job. Important to achieving that goal – yes. Important in the grand scheme of things – no. (and I'm not criticizing the goal of a better job.)
I guess what I'm saying is that people and relationships are more important to me than a job and I don't want that to change. It will be nice to hopefully have a decent job, to pay off my debt as quickly as possible and maybe to support a family later on, but what that job is doesn't matter so much to me, as long as I don't let it squeeze the life out of me and swallow me whole.
I want to live life, not work it.