29 August 2011

My Not First Day

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.


  1. It's my first day of not having a first day, too. Personally, I think it's AWESOME! Not being in college anymore is the shizzle!

  2. Still haven't had a first day without school. But my last first day is next Tuesday. I hadn't really thought about that yet (unless I do the linguistics MA/law school/PhD dream). Weird.

  3. Hooray! I look forward to that day. Ten years of college down, one more to go. :)

  4. Cliff, I agree.

    Allison, that would be one huge degree.

    Anna-Lisa, you can do it! What's one more year?