I’m So [Not] Done


I just finished the last paper I will ever write for school. It’s submitted and I’m officially done. All that’s left to do is walk across the stage in a week. 

But I’m still not done.

It’s the holiday season which means for people my age, there’s a lot of dread. I mean, we’re all excited to stock up on gift cards and eat real food for a while, but with that comes those questions.

“Do you have a job?” -No.

“Do you have a boyfriend?” -No.

“Do you think you’ll ever settle down and get married?” -*beats head against nearest wall*

“When are you going to go back to school? A masters never hurt anyone…” -*runs away screaming*

“Do you think kids are in your future?” -I’m sure I’ll come across them from time to time.

You get the picture. In a lot of ways, these questions seem to remind us of where we fall short in everyone else’s eyes. Sure I graduated from college, but what good is that when you work part time at theater or a restaurant? And sure I’ve learned to be independent, but all most people see is that I’m alone and apparently that’s concerning.

Well I say keep the questions coming. Sure, they suck to answer because quite frankly, I don’t know the answer and I don’t think I will anytime soon. But they remind me that there’s more to life than what I’ve experienced. I’m only 22; the world is in front of me. I will never be done.

So dearest family, if any of you read this, thanks for being annoying with all of your questions. Also, feel free to use this as a guide for this year’s holiday gatherings, you know, to save time and all. 

And yay for graduation!