Well. Here I am. As of this week, I am finished with my degree requirements at MSU, so while I don't have the diploma yet, I'm done. It's not as exciting as I thought it would be— it mostly feels good to have the work out of the way, but at the same time, the burnout I was feeling last fall semester was at once relieved and exacerbated by my time abroad and subsequent return home.
Now comes the Big Questions time, when I have to start thinking seriously about what my next step will be. There are lots of directions I could go, but knowing how to choose seems daunting. This is the first time I've ever not had that next step already lined up, and after so many years of classes and more classes, I'm enjoying the sense of adventure that comes with the unknown.