I was walking to my 8am class this morning. The sun was out and the air was cool. It felt good knowing this was my last day. In an ironic sort of poetic justice way, it felt very much like my first day of class.
The M is currently showing a big 8…the countdown is on to graduation. This is it people.
For what ever reason, I feel like quoting some Three Dog Night:
One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It’s the loneliest number since the number one
No is the saddest experience you’ll ever know
Yes, it’s the saddest experience you’ll ever know
`Cause one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do
One is the loneliest number, worse than two
We had graduation rehearsal today. I’ll be sitting in seat W-9, right behind Adam, who sits right behind Lance. I also learned that the tassel starts on the left side and moves to the right side.
These last few days are going to be about priorities. There’s really no motivation to do much work. I’m graduating and that’s a fact. My GPA can’t shift that much. I have a job.
So, how hard do I really want to work these next few days? How much fun do I want to have? How much are other people counting on me?
I’m now, more or less, done with my formal learning mode. The next two days are comprised of final presentations and reviews. Today marked my last Analog and Digital Communication Systems lab and tomorrow starts the final round of classes1. Things are finally starting to fall into place, for better or worse.
There’s also rumors that the M starts counting down tonight.
I had an epiphany the other night while falling asleep: I’m graduating. You might think that with only a few days of class left, this fact would be a little bit more pervasive in my thoughts; but it’s not.
I also confirmed my Return to Work (RTW) day with Boeing. I’ll be joining the Real World™ on August 14th at 7am. One of the things I’ve always like about Boeing is that the “work week” (i.e. the start of the pay week) is a Friday.
I feel this week will smack of reality.
It’s almost hard to believe that one week from today, I’ll be done with classes. Two weeks from today, I’ll be done with school. Four weeks from today, I should be back in Seattle.
Still though, a lot of work a head. And not a lot of time.
For a moment this afternoon, I thought today was Friday and I was really excited. But then I realized it was Wednesday. The good news is that there’s no more homework due this week. The bad news is that I still have five days of school left.
…that’s two weeks. This time on April 30th, I’ll be done with class. Forever1.