I am officially two weeks away from graduation and I am so ready I can hardly stand it. Of course, I’m so tired I can hardly stand, too. And I still have a lot of work to do in order to finish my projects for my independent study courses. Why did I take 5 classes again? Oh yes, so I didn’t have to wait until the Fall to graduate. Now I remember!
Have you ever lowered your standards? At the beginning of the semester, I planned to shoot for graduation with a cum laude distinction. Now I just want to pass all of my classes and get my diploma. How quickly our standards erode when we’re bone tired, overworked, and stressed. Does anyone ever ask for your grades anyway, unless you’re applying to grad school? Guess what. I’m not applying! I have other things on my plate that will take precidence. But I’m still tired.
Seriously, I am exhausted all the time. I sleep on my lunch break. I nap after work. I nap between classes. And then I still try to get in bed by 11 or 12 so I can get 5 or 6 hours of sleep. And it’s still not enough!
Immediately after graduation, we’re taking off to go see my family in the midwest. I just hope I can stay awake on the 30 hour drive. Because after that, it’s time to catch up on sleep! I might even see my family once or twice in between naps. Maybe.