I graduate in 2 days.
It feels like this day has been such a long time in coming... I'm not really sure if it's completely sunk in that I will be done with my Bachelors in Mathematics in just two days. Done. For reals. The end.
Of my undergraduate career that is.
Yup. That's right. I'm not stopping. Over this past weekend some thought's came into my head, I talked to one of my professors, went to the temple with Braedon... and this all led to the decision that I will be going to Graduate School. At least, that's the plan.
What am I doing to myself?
In all reality, I actually am excited the more and more I think about it. Since I've decided so late in the game to go to graduate school, I will for sure have a nice long break from school (hallelujah). I could possibly start in January, but a lot of programs don't like you to start in the middle of the year, so it looks more likely that I'll be starting Fall of 2011. I don't think I could have just dove right into any more schooling. I definitely need a break like a bear needs to hibernate.
So now the plan is to find any full time job in the Salt Lake Valley to help put some money into savings (so if you know of anyone hiring, let me know), and start studying/practicing for the GRE.
Yay tests. ;)
I'm not going to lie, I actually almost wanted to cry when I first felt like I should consider graduate school. The thought of two more years of schooling is a little daunting, but the more I prayed about it, researched it, talked it over with people, the more it felt like the right thing to do. So I'm choosing to trust, and to be optimistic. :)
On to other news. Today as I was handing in my Advance Calculus take home final Zhu, my teacher, promptly orders me " go get an envelope for your wedding on my desk, it says For Katie". So I take his keys and go to his office, search around his cluttered desk, finally find the envelope, and go back to the classroom he is in. Upon asking him if I had the right envelope (who knows maybe there are two Katie's he's giving stuff to...) he repeats "ya ya" and then proceeds to tell me what's in it (which was a very nice gift card). He is such a funny guy, and I love how proud he is of his students and how much he cares about them.
As I walked out of the room and said goodbye, I actually got a little sad about graduating - I'm going to miss a lot of people here at this school. I never realized how close you could get to teachers and fellow classmates. But when you have a teacher 3 or 4 times, and you have the same kids in your class 6 or 7 times you start to build some really awesome relationships. I'm going to miss that. Hopefully I can still keep in touch with the people I've met and become friends with. :)
So there you have it. Graduation. I can't believe I did it. And now, with school finally ending for the semester, I can start working on all those things I've put on the "Do after you are done with the semester" list. Like cleaning. And washing my car. And packing. And finishing our guest book. And painting some old furniture. And job searching. And moving.
And getting married.
Sounds like a good plan to me. :)