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Graduation

Graduation stage.

Graduation stage.

University of California Santa Barbara Class of 2009

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Stage Photo

Quite a few seats.

Quite a few seats.

So the graduation stage has a 24 hours guard on it to prevent people from moving around chairs or touching the stage.

I was allowed to take photos from in front of the stage, but standing on it (two feet away) to take a photo was not allowed.

It is not comfortable to spend time composing and adjusting a photo when there is a slightly grumpy guard behind you on a stage.

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A College Night at Super Cucas in Isla Vista,

A College Night at Super Cucas in Isla Vista,

It is often said that college is the best four years of your life. Now that it is ending for me I can see why this is. It is a time where your financially stable, you are content with living with bare minimums, there are no debts to pay, no long term careers to worry about, relatively buffered from the economy, can choose what you want to do and when you want to do it, you are immediately part of a larger community that offers tons of programs and clubs, friends from all sorts of background and ideally you spend your days learning what you want to learn.

And then it ends.

My friends are looking into what jobs they can get, where they are going to live. Some are decide to stay near the University for as long as they can, others move home where it is cheaper and some take a year off before deciding anything.

I know a lot of people would love to relive their college years, in a way this is evidences with the tons of college based movies glorifying the highlights of a year within an hour and a half.

So I recall something my first physics TA and friends told us the first week he taught us:

This is my first year as a graduate student and it is like my freshman year all over again.

As a result I am not sad or worried that my years as an undergraduate are ending. Instead I see them as evolving into my years as a graduate students. Eventually I am may have to join the workforce of the real world, but I don’t think I will ever need too. I am going to spend the next half a dozen years with rockets, balloons, lightning and space. Afterwards I plan to work at pushing at the edges of space.

If college are the best years why do we stop what makes them great?

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Sometimes there is no motivation.

Sometimes there is no motivation.

It has finally hit me.

I no longer have the work ethic, the drive or the desire to work to my full potential.

Senioritis has kicked in.

Unlike my friends who have not gotten into graduate (applying next year) or are looking for a job I just need to pass my current classes, the grades no longer matter. I used to be concerned since my final GPA will determine which honor’s bracket I am in, and then I looked into it to find that I am the top of a bracket. Even if I got a 4.0 I would not go up and if I do poorly (but passing) I will remain in this current bracket.

The only thing missing for a perfect storm of slacker is the weather. Ten to fifteen degrees warmer and I would be almost incapacitated from work for the remainder of the quarter.

I am fully ready for summer and graduation.

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