September 12, 2011 1 Comment
Well, this is weird. All over people are going back to school. I even have friends who have been in school for almost a month already. The University of Denver begins its Autumn Quarter the first Monday after Labor Day. That would be today – i.e. since 2006, I’ve been back in college today. But not this year.
Apparently, when you graduate you know longer go to school. Who knew? Just kidding – but it really is a strange feeling. I thought in May/June that graduation would really hit me today. I’m not sure if it has. I guess I’ve understood for some time that I would not be returning to DU. Searching for a job for months probably drove that home.
Today does feel strange though. As I write this, I am on a plane flying to New Orleans. When I post this I will be in a hotel in Baton Rouge. Last year at this time I was in classes at the Daniels College of Business or working at the Center for Multicultural Excellence. I’ve moved on. I’ve grown up. For the first time since I started school (a.k.a. before I can remember) this fall I do not go to school.
I guess it is time to apply what I’ve been learning all these years. Maybe it is fitting then that this afternoon, I have a big meeting with a provider. Maybe it is fitting that I spent Saturday giving advice to Scouts and being told how old I am (more on these last two comments in a later post).
I certainly will not take for granted all that I have learned and experienced throughout my years of education. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunities I have had. My time at the University of Denver, specifically, and the people I met there was more than I ever could have asked for. Hopefully I am working now to be able to give others the same experiences – and I know my education is far from complete.