|Out in front of the USF Psychology building|
Yes, I just graduated with my degree in psychology! Woo hoo! I think, in the course of the last 3 weeks, I have written upwards of 24 4-6 page papers for Gordon rule classes, read 6 books, and taken 3 exams (two for school and one to test out of Spanish). I was tired, to say the least (and I sympathize with anyone in law school. Do you even have time for church?)
I have to give a BIG shout-out to:
Publix paid for my education in full. Not only are they a great (employee-owned) place to work, but they are very charitable to students who are strong academically but are in great financial need. If you are reading this, shop at Publix, because they run their business right.
In other news, a journalism major used me in an article about students who get married while in college, which is well worth a read: First comes love, simultaneously education: USF student talks marriage and college.
People keep asking me what my plans are now that I've graduated. My answer is simply that I'm considering a multitude of options. Thomas Jefferson's quote keeps floating through my head every time someone asks: "James 4:13-16: Similarly,
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.
I truly have no idea what my long-term plans are, because they also must include God and my husband. But I have a few ideas, and perhaps you will know when these plans are under way (they do include graduate school, whether now or later).
Thank you to everyone who has supported me these last four years. Thanks also to my mother-in-law, who threw me a wonderful graduation party.