So that happened. :-P Yes, after seemingly ages and ages of work and study, I graduated on Saturday. Of course, the semester wasn't quite over, so I didn't hand in my final project until today. But whatever! As of Saturday, I was a degree-holding college graduate! I walked and everything, even though I didn't quite want to and had a minor breakdown before hand. But whatever. I attended the tediously long ceremony (seriously, three and a half hours, six speakers BEFORE the keynote speaker, it was awful), and walked across stage to receive my "diploma." The real one won't actually be sent to me until July, so I simply received a congratulatory letter from the school. But again, whatever. My parents came, and did Palmer's mom and brother, so afterward we all met up outside in the blazing sun and took awkward photographs.
That night my parents took Palmer and I out to dinner. We went to 8407 Kitchen Bar, had delicious food and delicious cocktails. Sunday was, quite literally, a day of rest, where I just relaxed and did nothing. Yesterday was my birthday, and I went out with Palmer, his mom, and his brother. Again, had delicious food.
And so, here we are. I have begun the process of looking for jobs in my field. And here's where I run into some difficulty. What the hell do I want to do? Something in environmental management and sustainability, yes. But what? Do I want to conduct research? Do I want to analyze data? Do I want to focus in communications, conveying the ideas and work to people not in the field? I just don't know, and now I've actually been asked, and I have no idea what to answer. So. I guess over the next few days I'll be looking through the types of jobs available, and seeing what is available that I'm actually good at, and going from there. Its just frustrating.
On the plus side, one of my regular customers is helping me network, and one of those contacts said I had a very impressive resume. So there's that. :) I guess I'll just research and read up on the kind of jobs there are, and figure it out.
But whatever- I graduated!