It’s Hard to Believe I’ve Made it This Far

I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by, but at the same time, it has been a long time coming. When I started this year I kept on telling myself that I only had one more year and I’d be done my undergrad degree and next year I can then embark on my education degree.

Four years has really just flown by, but that being said it hasn’t been without its challenges. There have been many long nights and stress. I can honestly say that Nipissing has by far been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life.

Nipissing challenged me to improve myself in both academics as well as in my goal to become a teacher, and I look forward to the day that all this hard work and persistence will help me become the best educator I can be.

Now I’m on to the next phase of my life, and I’m terrified. Entering the real world is both exciting and scary. What kind of job can I get? Are there jobs in my field now? Where am I willing to move to? And what sacrifices am I willing to make? Entering the real world is a daunting endeavor; who knows how I will make out?

There’s no way of really knowing but I guess that’s part of the thrill.

As excited as I am to start my new journey, I still need to stay grounded and focus on what needs to get done so I can get there. It’s easy to live in the future or the past, but living in the moment is harder to do. Living in the moment is a skill that’s worth practicing, as exciting as it is to think of what will be, focusing on what’s really there is what matters most.

I still have another month and a half before I can say my undergrad is done, and in those six weeks, there is still a ton of assignments to get done and papers as well as exams that need to get written.  The experience is a reminder of the importance of staying in the moment and focusing on what needs to get done and being able to put as much energy into it as possible. After all, the rewards will come soon enough.