It happens. Circle of life.
|The sun sets on Ole Miss. Look away, look away...|
Or, more to the point, "I Graduated. Will Work For Loan Payments."
When you leave, you will want to leave with some grace.
Here are some tips on making your "bye" good:
|This never belonged on your wall. But now it really doesn't.|
When I left seminary, I threw my rockin' black and white cool punkish blanket and sheets into the hall (clean) for one of the needy seminarians to take anonymously. Turns out, a priest going through mid-life took them. It made me sad. Makes me. It makes me sad for him. 20 years ago.
2. Don't start dating someone this week if you are graduating. It's clinging. You're clinging to the campus by getting an anchor-squeeze. Don't. It's awkward telling someone in Oxford, "Hey, let's see each other more" today and then like next Friday be all, "Crap. How do I ditch this dating thing? I'm in Jackson and have a job!!!" I did that. And it sucked. I am to this day figuring out how to break up with that girl, whatshername, that I met one week before graduation. Not answering the phone worked but still, the psychic weight. It burns.
|Your old professors can come in handy in the future.|
Who knows when you'll need a mind meld?
4. Make some gift, when you're able, to your alma mater. Become a contributing alum. Hearts grow fond but money never forgets.
|We can all become "Blue" and we know what happened to him.|
I'm sure there are other things, but these have worked out for me. God willing, I won't be needing my own advice for quiet some time!