Leaving Auburn is going to be an experience laced with all sorts of emotion. I am not sure if I should lean more toward the side of “future is so bright I need shades” or “*sob* I’m leaving everyone I’ve ever loved *sob*.”
While these are extremist, I know I will feel a bit of both. The excitement of starting my life, using my degree to its fullest power and scoring that kickass job is satisfying. But all of it, at least for the first few weeks (maybe even months), will be tinged with sadness.
I would estimate about 80 percent of my gang are staying for another few semesters. We have been together since freshman year, and I’m leaving school and heading home for a bit, most likely, to continue my job search.
Did I mention that “home” for me is 12 hours away from Auburn? Yeah, this does not help with the sadness.
Although I have to stay focused on my future, that’s what I’ve been preparing for the last four years. The day I get to email my teachers, colleagues and friends about the cool job I got will be one of the brightest days, and not to mention, the most traffic my inbox will have seen in a while.
Getting a job is premier for me, but the joy I will gain from telling everybody about it will make me feel amazingly accomplished.
A great career means nothing without people in your life to give you praise, to be proud of you.
Auburn can give you both.