The End is Near
I can count the number of weeks I have left on two hands. I've passed the boards. I have one project left, one presentation, and one in-service. All of a sudden, everything seems so quantifiable. I even got the information for purchasing my cap, gown and hood, which is unfortunately quantifiable at $75. Not even the steep price tag can bring me down. It's almost over.
I spent the weekend pulling myself together. I've updated my resume, created online networking profiles, and searched for job postings in a bunch of different places. But it's not all work and no play. I also spent the weekend making reservations for my post-graduation road trip. I plan to take advantage of this, the very last time I'll be without responsibility.
The trip will be three weeks worth of state parks, hiking, camping and adventures in the Southwest and will hopefully fill the outdoor void that I've felt for the past three years. I also hope it will keep the travel bug at bay for as long as it takes me to accrue vacation time.
So here I am. Nine weeks from the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. Amazing how nine weeks suddenly doesn't seem like enough time to find a career path and close a very important chapter in my life.