I’ve walked across the stage. Received the fancy diploma case. Shook hands with the chancellor and forced big smiles at the flashing cameras. As I sit back into my folded chair on a breezy spring day, I think: ah, I’ve made it. I got the diploma. I got through whatever blur of a college experience that was to finally see my friends and family take me in open arms and say, “You did it!” And how did I get here? In the midst of developing within the 18-22 age group, I, as well as many others, have gone through all-nighters, poor decisions, relationship ups and downs, academic barriers, and just plain old shit hitting the fan on the journey to the good ole Bachelor’s degree. Making it here means I somehow made slightly more good decisions than bad. College is not always a soap opera and things can also go quite smoothly in the college career; however, there have been some interesting and challenging moments experienced due to some of my own making. Going through challenging obstacles and dealing with shit in fans is also somewhat a part of the college experience—make mistakes to learn from them; by doing so, you’ll come out of college a smarter, more functional human being. At any rate, I thought I would write down things that still pop up in my head to this day about my undergraduate life and think, “What the..? Wait, why did I think that was a good idea?” If you’re a first-year student or even further in your journey to the degree, maybe this will act as a warning, but even then, chances are you’ll end up dealing with your own unique bad and good decisions anyway. If you’ve graduated, perhaps this will be somewhat relatable. Or, at the very least, my odd decisions will finally be of use as entertainment.
Some days, especially days like today, my boyfriend likes to jokingly ask me why I don’t know how to cook and thus takes it upon himself to cook instead.
My toilet won’t stop running;
Ah yes, the fandom that impacts millions across the globe, the art that makes people dress up in cosplay, attend anime expos across the country, and create followings of "Otakus." By now, if you haven’t heard of anime and its print counterpart, manga, you’re probably living under a rock. Also, this rock may have been crushing you since anime first came on the scene in the 1980s with the U.S. invasion of Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z.
There are the miniature cats thatsit on the windowsill.They aren’t real,but they’re the closest friends right now.