Today was the first day of school at BYU. It was also my first day of not going to school on the first day while living in Provo. I remember as a child being so excited for school to start. I never dreaded heading back to school. Ever. I would think about what I was going to wear and I would have trouble sleeping the night before because I was nervous and worried and excited.
Well, today I didn’t go back to school. I went to work. And my day was just like every other previous weekday of the past few months since I’ve graduated.
I think I expected to feel this deep sense of loss that I wasn’t going to school and learning new things and taking classes. But I really don’t. I feel satisfied in my college experience and I’m happy to be in a different stage of life. And I don’t need to go to class to still learn. I learn a lot every day through reading, listening to podcasts, and keeping up on current events.
So here’s to my first day of not having a first day. It feels much better than I thought it would. How satisfying.