Monday, June 13, 2011

Welcome to the Real World

No, I am not joining the cast of an MTV reality show. Yes, I am nostalgically mourning my college days as I attempt to find my way in the real world where binge drinking and procrastinating aren't always the best solutions.

A year ago yesterday (This is no longer accurate - I started this on Monday and just came back to it)I walked across the graduation stage at UCSB. I know, it seems like this reality should have sunken in long ago but, in actuality, I'm only really starting to feel it now. This last year has felt more like a study abroad program based out of my home state; like a sabbatical from the only world I have ever really known, academia. I know I'm not alone when I say that it still doesn't feel like I've taken my last final, crashed my last class, celebrated my last floatopia, and so on. And yet, I have. At least as an undergrad, grad school will be a new bridge when I cross it.

I am starting this blog not only as a means to come to terms with the fact that I really am done with college but also to help me sift through my accomplishments since and how I can put those to good use on my career path. As of now, I am working at a major company in Oakland, living in a studio apt in Berkeley with my Ph.D. chasing bf, hanging onto my childhood dreams of competing at Rolex Kentucky, and trying to figure out how to accomplish my real-life goal of working for a professional basketball team.

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