From extensive research (talking to a bunch of friends and family about graduation related things) it seems that the pre -graduation slump seems to be a common experience. But what is this slump I speak of? It’s a feeling of being unsettled; of wanted to be done, move forward, start the next chapter; and it’s a feeling that is not confined to graduation – but really any time you near the end of a long term goal.
For most people this pre-graduation slump seems to come part way into the final stage of something, such as the final semester for university students. For me it seems to have come a little early i.e. at the beginning of my final year of uni. This is where things get a little more complicated in my case. See, I don’t think mine is purely a case of pre-graduation slump. Instead, I think it’s an odd (or maybe not so odd) combination of factors that lead to an overall feeling of discontent that plays out in a bunch of ways (e.g. going a month without blogging because I feel like nothing blog worthy has happened). I think it’s part “the man I love is on the other side of the planet and I miss him”, part “the interny stuff I am doing right now is far more interesting than uni, so I want to finish uni and get into seemingly more fun job stuff”, part “I have a more solid idea than ever before of where my life is headed and I am excited to start moving in that direction”, and part “settling back into normal life was more difficult than expected after 6 months away”.
The good news, this slump will soon get a temporary reprieve as I prepare to head back to the UK for 3.5 weeks – there are no words for how excited I am – in fact I leave in 6 days! Plus, when I get back I will be on track for a normally time decent into graduation slump, but able to do all the normal futurey things that pull you out of it!
I feels so nice to blog again.
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