Thursday, April 5, 2012

Light at the End of the Tunnel

In two weeks from today I will be done with finals for Winter 2012. I know that there is only one week of  classes, but I am so ready for for these 17 credits to be done and over with. Once this semester is over I am one step closer to graduation. I finally feel like there is a light at the end of this tunnel.

Even though I am extremely excited that graduation is only a few months away, I am also a little scared. Almost my entire life one of the words that has been used to describe me is "student." In a few months that will no longer be something that defines my life. What's next? What happens when you get into the real world? In classes my teachers always say things like,"Being in college isn't like being in the real world." Am I an exception to this comment? Am I already living in the "real world"? The way I see it I will be doing the same 40 hours of work every week, but it isn't going to be followed by hours of school and homework. I know that I don't have an amazing job, and I know that I hardly make more than someone working straight out of high school, but I feel like I know what is required in life.

In high school I was always told that you won't earn very much money unless you have a college degree. Now that I am getting closer to having a degree I don't know if it will really change anything other than my resume. I chose exercise science because that is what I love, but I can't really think of a career that I could go into with just by bachelor degree. Which means, even after I graduate in August I will still be working my job at Ancestry making the same thing I would if I didn't have a degree. I will probably look to see what options are available, but by the time I graduate I will only be in Utah for another year, and then Scott and I will be off to dental school (At least that's the plan). So is it worth even looking for a new job if I only have a year left in Utah?