Next year will be my final year of studies for undergraduate then I’ll be out in the real world. Like many others, I am optimistic about applying for graduate school but I’ve decided to hold off on going straight into graduate school and attempt to pay off my student loans so they don’t accumulate over time and get me in the end.
Aside from that, I’m finally forced to find housing off-campus due to my university struggling with growing freshman acceptance rates and dwindling options for on-campus housing. The good news is I found a place that is within walking distance of the school which makes for an easy transition. I’m also optimistic about starting to cook my own meals instead of guessing if the cafeteria will make something edible and normal-looking every time.
Part of me is anxious since time did go by so fast but by the same token, I see it as a new chapter in my life that is starting for my college experience. Hopefully I can grow and learn more about myself as I get as close as I can to actually living independently for my final year in school.
I think this quote from The Princess Diaries written by Mia’s late father the Prince of Genovia sums up my thoughts as of now: Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.