Recall, if you will, your last day of high school. If you were like me, the day was filled with happiness, anxiety, and almost-giddy optimism. You have nothing real to do, but you have to come and make an appearance anyway. Your last few weeks were filled with work, but you knew you had already been accepted to college and nothing really counted - if you were a nerd like me, you still did the work anyway. A little nostalgia passed in and out, but mostly you couldn't wait for the next chapter of your life to begin.
[tangent: did anyone else have this tradition at their high school? on the last day of classes, the seniors all got in their cars and drove laps around the school, honking and yelling. and as newish drivers of 18, we all thought that was the coolest. thing. ever. fun factoid: during this demonstration, my friends and I were literally kicked off campus and told to never come back :) we didn't do anything bad, we were just all piled in one car without seatbelts (we were only going 5 mph on non-real roads!) - and the on-campus officer didn't take too kindly to that]
I have Senioritis today - my last day at work. My actual work is dwindling down and being passed on, and there's no point in starting on new projects. The timing is about right too - a warm spring day filled with change and promise. I've been accepted to college (again!) and I just can't wait for the next chapter to unfold. I didn't sleep last night. I'm a ball of nerves and anxiety about the changes awaiting me - but at the same time, I'm so very, very excited. I cannot wait to start on the path towards my new career, and ultimately, a new life.
I'll try not to get kicked off campus today ;)