I’m 25. I am finally completing this journey of acquiring a BFA in Graphic Design, a journey I started in the fall of 2006. I’ll graduate in the fall of 2013. I don’t regret the time that has spanned during this time. I had a gig a Disney World in the fall of 2009, after playing it part time for a year. After Disney I moved and transferred. All transfer students learn that credits are lost during this process, so it’s a given that it will take you longer to graduate. So what do I do? After a year of UNT (I don’t recommend anyone ever going here, except jazz majors), I transferred again in the fall of 2011 and have stayed my course. I wouldn’t have changed a thing, taking my time has allowed me to embark on many adventures that college would have hindered.
So I look around me, and see all the people who completed their degrees “ahead” of me. And they’re not using them. I also look around at all the people who have married, who have had kids, and are thriving. Then I see the already married and divorced, the single mothers, and just the endless possibilities of the woman I could have been. I’m truly glad I’m me.
A college degree is the most expensive thing I will have acquired to date, and maybe ever. Come October and November the job hunt will commence. I’m open to the possibility of not practicing my graphic design, though I definitely would love to. I’ve recently realized the amount of jobs available that only require you have a college degree. They’re money making jobs and not passion filled, but I’m not certain of what season my life is about to enter and I want to be open. So what if I feel self conscious sometimes that I’m finally reaching the end of this rope, I truly have it so good. My journey has been different, but it had been mine and it had made me.
We’ll (I’ll) see where this goes. :)