Since I’ve graduated I feel:
Elated because I’m free to live my life with out meaningless course work and grad school deadlines.
Terrified because I have no idea what’s next.
Excited because the new life I was looking for when I moved here is graduating (excuse the pun) to a new level.
I came here to start a new life that felt more authentic. Graduate school was the avenue I chose to get here and now that I’m finished, there’s time to see where I’ve landed. So here I am, looking around in a bit of a stupor. My place in Hawaii has shifted from student to…. I don’t know.
For now I’m going to sit in the afterglow of graduating and enjoy the stillness.