Thursday, May 5, 2011 in

You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here

It’s Springtime in Wisconsin. April showers, May flowers, and the end of another school year has summer lovin' calling my name. It’s a bittersweet time of year. It always leaves me feeling relieved that I once again didn’t fail out of school and sad that I will have to say goodbye to new friends that are moving on to bigger and better things. But really, who likes saying goodbye?


Today was my last day of classes, maybe forever. Let’s get dramatic for a few minutes. I’ve been at a University for seven years in three different states. It’s the end of an era for me. I’ve made great friends, a few enemies, met lasting mentors and hopefully retained some things I won’t forget the next time I fall down a hill in a pair of hooker heels.

I’ve never liked endings. It doesn’t matter what it is: books, movies, school years, road trips.  I’m always sad to see anything come to an end even if I hate, resented, or complained about it the entire time. Even the humiliating semester in middle school when I was in choir and forced to sing hits like “Yellow Polka dot Bikini” and “Purple People Eater.” Yet, it still ended with doleful goodbyes and left me with a surprising feeling of sadness.
Exception: End of Hammer Pants. Not sad.

 So, what's next? For perhaps the first time in my life, I'm not completely sure. And honestly, I'm OK with that. I have some ideas for the next year but really it could go one of two ways: success or total failure. Any sane person living my life at this moment would be scared but I think it's all about how you measure success. As long as I don't plummet into life of prostitution, drugs or crime, I'm going to label it as a success.

2 Comments So Far:

  1. Didn't realize you'd be done so quick!! Thought it was a two year program?? But that's exciting!! You can go wherever you want! Do whatever you want (even in hooker heels!). Yay! Sam!

  2. Thanks for the comment old friend!!
    Well... it is a two year program. I'm taking some time off! I want to work for a little while and figure out where I'm going. We'll see!


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