In three weeks, school will be over. I will have presented my capstone project, every paper and notebook and project will have been turned in, and I will have a masters degree (I plan to insist on being called “Master Janssen.” You are all asked to comply).
I will have only one job. I will have more time to read and to cook and to work on my own projects (Project #1: Throw out all the paperwork I have accumulated over 18 months as a student, including approximately 4 bazillion handouts from group presentations).
And yet, my brain kind of shuts down when I try to imagine post-school life. Perhaps its the mountain of work that remains between today and May 8th, but I cannot really fathom what my life will be like when I no longer have any homework to do. How can I contemplate evenings spent reading for fun and making leisurely dinners when right now I have 50 websites to grade for proper XHTML and a research proposal to write and a practicum log to fill out and a Five Year School Library plan to make and . . . and . . . that is why I cannot imagine my upcoming life of leisure.
On the other hand, WOOOHOOOO!!!! I’m going to be graduated!