Posts Tagged ‘post-grad’

Farewell!

Monday, November 5th, 2012

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The time has come to say goodbye to my blog here at CBU. It has been an incredible experience and I have loved sharing my time with you over the last few years.

Thank YOU for reading!

It has been a blast.

So-long,

Lucy

An ode to being a student.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

On Saturday I will officially have my undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts. Mind you, I finished the course work for my degree in the summer… and let me tell you, not being a student anymore is strange.

Take for one, the free time. Do you know how many hours there are in a day? MANY. As an unemployed ex-student, you really begin to understand time and what to do with it. Stay in bed all day? Nope, that won’t do it. Clean your parent’s house from top to bottom? Gets old quick. Pretend to be busy on your laptop at local coffee shops? Fun, but expensive.

While being a student, any free time I had was spent thoughtfully: dinner with friends or at a yoga class. Being a student gives you meaning and even if you’re an unmotivated student – you still are getting things done.

I've heard this before.

When you’re not a student anymore, you also have to answer questions like, “What do you do?” Hmm… what do I do? When you’re a student, the answer is simple. When you’re not you ramble on a bit until they lose interest. “So, I just graduated, now I’m trying to find out who I am and I’m on a journey of doing so and I like to knit now and Monday nights I watch New Girl and…” Yeah, you get the point.

Not being a student also forces you to grow up. You get a job or you do something else. When you’re a student, you focus on the present moment, the deadlines, the social events, the reading weeks. Thoughts of the far away future are just that: far away.

On top of this all, being a student means that you’re learning about the world and how it works. When you’re not a student, you’ll learn lessons too… but they won’t be as detailed or invigorating as when your professor delivers them.

As my second month of post-grad life concludes, I still miss being a student somedays, and I’m glad that I fully enjoyed my four years at CBU. For now, I’m figuring out what it’s like to not be a student for the next year until I’m back in school and regretting everything I’ve just said :)

Being a student: love it or hate it?

What’s Up?

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

How is everyone doing?

Since my full-time school schedule has been over, I have been keeping very busy. You already know some of the things I’ve been doing, like: baking delicious cookies, hiking, and vacationing in Cuba, but that’s not all I’m up to…

I also got a bike! I’ve been enjoying the warm weather by cruising around Sydney. Sales on bikes are frequent, so pick one up too and we can meet up!

Proud new bike owner!

Aside from the “fun” stuff, I’ve been taking a spring course online. I have really enjoyed the course thus far. At first I was hesitant of the online format but my classmates and I are still carrying on discussions, and I haven’t had a problem finding motivation to do the work. I’d definitely recommend taking an online course over the spring or summer as it will free up your time during the year and it keeps your mind challenged.

Introduction to Folklore (FOLK1103)

From there, I have been studying for my LSAT. This is a 4-hour long exam that is necessary to write if you want to apply to law school. I write the exam on June 11. I am not totally excited, but it has been an interesting process and I look forward to finally writing it soon! I will make sure to fill you in on all of the details when it’s over.

My two best friends!

I’m also researching for my professor. Our research is winding down because the database we are working on is slowly reaching completion. As I’ve worked on the research for over a year, I don’t know what I’ll do when it’s over. Suggestions?

That’s all I’ve been up to! What about you?