But I don’t think the realization has sunk in yet. The day I finished my final (June 15th), Lorenzo and I went out dinner to celebrate and I actually was able to have a full weekend to myself. I thought it would sink in after I saw the update on Blackboard, but even then I kept thinking to myself, “Is this for real?” Since my graduation isn’t until October, I guess I will have to get use to the fact that I don’t have homework any more, maybe then it will feel “real”.
Since then I’ve flown back to Jersey to spend some time with my family. My dad’s birthday was last week and my sister wanted to celebrate her graduation with a BBQ as well. Funny thing is we really didn’t have plans for the 4th of July. My sister and I took my nieces to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City because I get free passes with military ID. I really don’t understand where children get all that energy from. There were several times where my sister and I had to tell the girls to relax, calm down, and wait their turn to do things. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted them to have a good time and get to run around and enjoy themselves, I just didn’t want them running over other kids in the process.
Maybe I’m just not used to being around children anymore. My youngest sister is going to be 23 this year, and I have younger cousin who is 8 or 9 whom I haven’t seen since he was 4. I live near my in-laws but those kids are into so many activities that we rarely get to see them. Since its summer time and I’m out of school I should be able to spend more time with them. We’ll see.