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I COMPLETED UNIVERSITY!

YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I wrote my last exam and finished university forever! Four and a half years later…

Keep in mind, my brain is exhausted, so anything that doesn’t make sense in the post, just nod your head and smile.

HOW DO I FEEL NOW THAT I’M DONE?

Relieved. A sense of pride. A long time coming. People ask if I’m sad. I’m not. I loved university, but I’ve been ready for the “real world” for quite awhile. I’ve been anxious to leave my comfort zone and do my own thing. I’m ready. I know what I want to do and the direction I want to go in. I can’t stop smiling because everything I’ve dreamed of doing and hoped of being, I can do and be now. It’s an amazing, free, bittersweet feeling.

WHAT HAS UNIVERSITY TAUGHT ME?

I’ll take this question year by year. I’ll discuss the top 5 things I’ve learned each year of university, academically and socially.

YEAR ONE:

  • I learned friendships and relationships change and sometimes, as much as I want to believe it, they don’t last forever.
  • I learned that I must actually READ my readings to understand what is going on in my classes.
  • I learned that I had no idea who I was.
  • I learned I will never be an environmental scientist.
  • I learned saying goodbye is the worst feeling in the entire world.

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YEAR TWO

  • I learned I can be independent. The choice to live on residence was the best decision I’ve ever made.
  • I learned wine is delicious. Tequila is not.
  • I learned I’m incredibly talented at karaoke.
  • I learned I can still play soccer.
  • I learned I’m not alone. The amount of friendships I developed in my second year I continue to maintain today. ❤

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YEAR THREE

  • I learned I can still play hockey.
  • I learned I was never meant to be a court reporter.
  • I learned my love of fashion and beauty has grown tremendously and being a fashion journalist is definitely what I want to do.
  • I learned how to use a DSLR camera.
  • I learned I’ve seen enough sunrises to last me a lifetime (thanks all-nighters).

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YEAR FOUR

  • I learned to lower my expectations and face reality, not fantasy.
  • I learned when it comes to sports, I can definitely keep up with the boys.
  • I learned my English essay abilities have improved since my first year and that my marks were shooting up.
  • I learned I love American history.
  • I learned I can be a leader.

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YEAR FIVE

  • I learned taking my time is ok.
  • I learned that I can maintain a relationship with a boy for more than a year. Haha!
  • I learned passion, ambition and hard work will truly get me what I want.
  • I learned not everyone in my life is going to support me. I have to believe in myself and keep a strong head on my shoulders.
  • I learned that the future is scary, but the lessons I’ve learned in the past four and a half years have truly prepared me for the next chapter in my life. At least, I hope.

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QUESTIONS I HAVE FOR THE REAL WORLD.

Uhh, what’s a mortgage?

Other than that, I think I’m ready for world domination.

XO

Jessica

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