Monday, September 13, 2010
"What are you gonna do with that???"
After people ask me my major and I reply, they ask me two questions: (1) "What's Biopsychology?" (2) "What are you gonna do with that??"
Yes, I am indeed a senior. Yes, I am going to be thirty in two years. (Well, a year and seven months, but who is counting?) Still, why does it mean that I need to know what I am going to do with my life? Or, why does that mean I need to have a plan for my degree? Do you need a plan? Here's a plan:
First things first - The Billboard! I am seeing the official certificate of my degree blown up to billboard size and displayed on one of the billboards between La Crosse and Onalaska. Maybe a picture of me wearing my cap and gown as well?!
Then, The Graduation Party! I'm guessing this could potentially draw a larger crowd than Willie Nelson did at the La Crosse Center. I'm thinking a parade may be in order. The route should start at Java Detour because without that place, I wouldn't have made it to the classes that I DID make it to. They should even consider being a proud sponsor since I spent almost as much there on coffee as I did at the Viterbo Bookstore. (Just not this semester because... I'm a senior and textbooks are optional for someone of my status.)
And then, there's The Plan! The one that puts my degree on a shelf to collect dust while I open my own portrait studio, write music, and fall back on the things I went to college to have something to fall back on because I didn't think I was good enough to pursue. There's also the plan that includes something about a ring, a minivan, soccer games, and a white picket fence... someday. Not so sure about the minivan. There's the plan that includes a house concert tour throughout the country... someday.
Well, someday is coming and my bucket list is becoming quite irritated sitting on the back burner. Okay, it's not on the back burner. Finishing my bachelor's is on the list, so if I can just keep going a little while longer, I can scratch it off and move on to the bigger and better things I've always wanted to do, but haven't. Yet.