No less than five minutes ago, I handed in my thesis video project to the Honors Building, which means...
I am officially done with school work. For life!
I wanted something to happen when I handed my project over to Mary Uhl, kindly receptionist at the Belin-Blank Honors Center. Something monumental. Something glorious.
Party streamers. Dance music. Mr. College walking out, wearing a satin sash marked "Higher Education."
Instead, Mary just looked at the cover sheet, nodded, and went, "Okay."
And I stood there. And waited. So I asked, "Everything look alright?"
She threw the project onto a stack of a thousand other projects.
And then I lingered. And waited longer. For something.
One last ditch effort:
"Have a nice day," I said.
"Alright," Mary replied in a half-mutter - looking at her computer monitor. She actually seemed annoyed that I had bothered to wish her a nice day.
And I walked away, knowing that I had just completed 19 years of institutionalized education.
College graduation fever! Gotta' catch it!
ADDITIONAL NOTE: I re-read this and realized how down-beat it sounded. I didn't mean it to. Actually.. right now... I'm very happy. And... empowered. Yes. Empowered! Look at this! It's a weblog and I'm talking about my emotions! Yaaaaay!