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08 April 2011 @ 02:53 pm
Senior Musings  
This has been an ongoing question for me but now I think I can now at least partially answer it in retrospect.

Question: After an extended 5 years in college and over $50,000 of my parent’s money what have I gained?

I suppose I have learned to function in society, get along with other people, Minneapolis/St. Paul public transit has become second nature to me. I have become comfortable with paperwork, with making phone calls to strangers, dealing with bureaucracy, dealing with people and I have a very in depth knowledge of something very specific and useless. That’s not everything but it’s all I can think of now in my scatterbrained state.

I leave the University of Minnesota with a great deal of melancholy. I leave knowing that I, in essence, failed what I set out to accomplish. Not only that but I also failed my plan B and had to go on to a plan C, which I am really only minimally qualified for even with a degree. Granted it was the one subject in College that I enjoyed, or rather, didn’t feel I was killing myself to get passing grades in.

Oh.. I did gain some real job experience… Janitorial experience. Woo hoo right? Yeah.. Sadly that’s all I feel I can really relate to the real world.

Ugh writing this is too depressing I think I’m going to stop there.
 
 
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
 
 
 
The musings of a woebegone jackal.faver_valentine on April 9th, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
Don't feel bad about the janitor thing, they can make really good money ya know.