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Confessions of an Almost College Graduate

Hey, all! I wanted to kind of touch on a subject that I’m still not 100%  receptive of–change. As many of you may already know, I’m a senior and am set to graduate in about 2 weeks time.

So this past week , a few things have made graduation  less and less of a dream and more of an unpredictable truth.

For starters, I finally sat down and decorated my cap for graduation—might I say it looks pretty fantastic, by the way! Anyway, as I was busy crafting away,  it became more of a reality that soon, I won’t be living in the little village of New Concord. I wouldn’t be panicking come August to rush and pack up my entire room to live on campus for nine months. No more walking to the Quad for classes, no more spending hour after hour on care plans for clinical, and the list could literally go on forever. Then, I finally completed my exit counseling for my estimated payments for my student loan debt ( that’ s even scary to say still!), and it reminded me even more of how I’m moving even further away from childhood and more into adulthood.

Truth be told, I’m pretty nervous. I’d be lying if I said I was totally cool with how fast my life seems to be disappearing before my eyes. It seems like just the other day, I was the little five year old just starting kindergarten at Washington Elementary School, now I’m days away from obtaining my Bachelor’s in Nursing. Will I master the art of adulthood? Am I really able to achieve my career dream of ‘Jazmine Thomas, R.N?’ What awaits me beyond the security of undergraduate living??? Better yet, who awaits me?? Looks Like I have hopefully the rest of my natural life to figure that out.

Well, I hope my post is able to relate to somebody out there. It wasn’t meant to scare anyone away or offend, but I felt that change is something that all of us struggle with from time to time. Enjoy the last full week of classes!



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