Well, I just got notice today that my thesis passed through the final hurdle, and I’m going to graduate. I actually walked for graduation a couple of weeks ago. That was before I actually finished all my coursework, and classes are still ongoing. But I turned in my last final project a few days ago, and have completed everything I need to do to graduate.
Life got a bit crazy for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been working on getting the house ready to sell, packing to get ready to move, finishing up school, and starting a couple of design clients that I really didn’t have time for.
After working hard, the house looks pretty good, and school is done. And I’m happy about it all. I’ve learned enough at school, and want the opportunity to actually start working. But at the same time, I’m going to miss school. I enjoy learning, and I’ve had a great opportunity to meet lots of wonderful people, and work on interesting projects. I really like the routine I developed of balancing family obligations with school work. It was a good mix of everything.
Change isn’t always easy. Now that school is done, I have to take more responsibility for my career and make time for creative work. I think it’s important for my mental health to have opportunities for creative work: without it, I don’t find my life that fulfilling and enjoyable. My plan right now is to take a break from work with any expectations and start to explore creative projects that I’ve had on the back burner, things I really want to do but haven’t had time for. That’s exciting.