The day after….

It’s the day after graduation, one of the biggest days of my life.  It’s not my first graduation, but definitely the hardest won.  Three very long years of hard work, sweat, tears, meltdowns and freak-outs.  Taking classes year round with minimal breaks.  Yesterday I received my Doctorate degree in Nursing and today I’m not sure how to feel. 


I still feel like I should be working on a paper, or researching at the library.  I should be doing a discussion post with at least two reputable resources.  There is no more homework to do, no more papers to turn in, no more discussion responses.  I am really torn between this feeling that I’m forgetting to do something and thinking about all of the things that have been on hold the last three years. 

I could do some scrapbooking, or make some cards.  I could start practicing my French.  I could read something that isn’t a textbook.  I could binge-watch something on Netflix or take a bubble bath.  I could begin working on job applications.  I’m feeling a little lost in this moment, and that’s okay.  Today, on this day after graduation, I’m just going to take each moment as it comes.  After all, tomorrow is another day.  There will be plenty of time for all those other things.  For now, I’m just going to snuggle up on the couch and bask in the glory of having nothing that needs to be done.

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