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I have decided that I have no interest in attending graduation. I’m not certain whether this disinterest comes from the complete loss of illusion on employability prospects, or whether I am just simply so done with the place, but in either case I have as much desire to spend my Saturday afternoon there as I do having tea and crumpets with the human resources staff. It just isn’t going to happen.
Interestingly, I am not the only one who seems to have had enough of the whole school thing. Last night when I got home from work Rainbow casually said, “Hi Mommy. When do you go back to work?”
“Not tonight, dear.”
She stopped and turned to look at me. “Ok, when are you going to your school?”
“I’m not going there tonight either.”
She raised her eyebrow in disbelief. “So, you’re going to be home all night???”
It’s been a long semester for all of us apparently. And now it is done.
Thank you all for your kind words on finishing the course work required for my degree (and hopefully passing ye old Español).
Wanting to be done the work, and wanting to actually attend the ceremony, are two completely separate issues, however. I never, before actually finishing that last exam, ever dreamt of actually attending the ceremony…
– I’d have to take a Saturday off work.
– My family (particularly my kids) would probably be bored. Heck I’d probably be bored.
– I’d probably have to buy a new dress and cough up a deposit on the gown/robe/mumu.
– For one tiny moment, just when they call my name, I’d be the centre of attention… and that really isn’t that important to me.
– It’s really just fluff.
But now that I’ve actually experienced the satisfaction of being done, I’m not completely sure I want to skip it. I actually liked that feeling of self-satifaction. Now, I just can’t decide.
It’s back into a new semester and this time (presuming none of my paperwork goes astray… … and presuming I can actually afford to buy the obnoxious textbook prices… both things I would not rule out in advance) I hope to be taking a literature and a Spanish class.
Now Spanish is really an odd choice for here… your chances of actually using Spanish on a day to day basis are pretty darn slim… you’d have a better chance to practice with French or even Japanese as a second language. But the course had great hours to fit my life, which moved it up the list of choices.
And, given that all I have left in my degree are electives, if I can find the time to get through both of these, find the fortune for books for both of these, and find the brains to pass both of these, I do believe I may be celebrating a graduation come May.
If for some reason you can’t find me, check the living room….
Dora might be on 😉
And a girl’s gotta do, what a girl’s gotta do.