I’m currently in limbo.
Today I just submitted the last of the necessary items in the onboarding process for my summer Administrative Internship at Mayo Clinic, but I’m still not yet an official Mayo Clinic employee. Final exams begin next week, and I still haven’t been able to start studying. There are only 12 days left in my semester; 12 days until I finish my first year of graduate school.
A week after my first year of graduate school ends, my old college freshman roommates will graduate from the University of Alabama, marking my last trip to Tuscaloosa to see them all in one place. They’ll be scattering to travel, attend graduate school, and start their careers. And here I am, drowning in graduate school work I’ve let pile up, and still in the onboarding process of both my summer internship and my summer job.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous of them; graduating in general is an amazing feeling, and I always dreamed of graduating from the University of Alabama. But in many ways I also think it’s important to take the time to be grateful for where I am in my life, even though my next graduation is a year away. Did you hear me when I said I only have 12 days until I finish my first year of graduate school?!