I know this isn’t a book-related post, but I graduated earlier today. Woohoo! This is just one of the things I REALLY, REALLY have to document in this blog.
The typical Philippine school year is from June-March. I officially stopped being a college student a couple of hours ago, and I now hold a degree in Literature. It feels surreal. I can’t believe college is finally over, and I have to enter a whole new world, cliché as it may sound. I feel scared and excited at the same time.
Here are some photos from my graduation:
I look like a total dork in the photo below, but I was caught unaware. Sad excuse, I know. Dork or not, I just look so happy, though.
I'm posing with two of my closest friends, Jeff and Donna.
The only male in this photo is Sir Sid. He once called himself my mentor, and I was ecstatic. Seriously, this person made Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shakespeare come alive for me. And I hated poetry. He's also an extremely talented writer, and has won tons of prestigious artsy-fartsy awards for his writing. I can only hope that my writing will be half as good as his someday.
I’m thinking about taking it easy for a while, and then applying to law school. I’ve been thinking about this for a while now. I know law school is going to be expensive, and I have to be a student for another four years. I do think it’s worth the effort and money, though, since I really, really want to be a lawyer.
The seeds of my decision to go to law school were planted about two years ago, during my Argumentation and Debate class. Standing in front of that podium and finding the weak points of my opponent’s argument felt good. Sure, studying could help you, but you really needed to think on your feet.
So, here’s to the future!