Thursday, May 17, 2007

Last Day of School

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Monday was the last day of school. I walked through campus, doing my familiar things and missing them because it was the last time. The last time I was going to the library, the social work building, the admin building. The last time I was going to eat in the campus cafĂ©. And the last time I was going to use the campus gym. I’m going to miss the familiarity of the machines that faced the mirrors, giving me the perfect view of my belly, reminding me that I still had a ways to go. That day, I noticed that my belly was smaller. I also noticed that I could see my biceps as I did lat pulls and flys, when I couldn’t before. This made me very happy.

Monday also marked the end of my routine as I’ve known it. It may sound strange, but trying to fit exercise without school will be more challenging. With school the kids were mostly with my mother-in-law, and I went to the gym while I was on campus or after internship. Now that I’ll be home for the time being, I will have to jockey for exercise time. The kids will still be seeing my mother-in-law, but for now it will only be twice a week. My kids are wild and they stressed her out. Asking her to watch them for two days seemed too much as it is. But I need time to organize and clean the house. It really fell to the way side while I was in school. Then I need the time to look for work. It would be too challenging to do these things with the kids around (they are wild).


Unknown said...

My last day of Uni isn't for a couple of weeks yet, though already I'm starting to feel sad about how my lifestyle is going to change. I know how you're feeling on this one, and I'm tearing apart my head to think of ways that I can fit the gym in. Its much more difficult when you have only two options 'before work' and 'after work'.

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Unknown said...

Hope that you are able to find a way to keep up with the exercise even with the change in routine, because it sounds like you enjoy it.

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TrixieBelden said...

Congratulations on being done! I know it is weird to think you'll never see those places again, but you'll always be able to think back fondly on those memories. I know grad school has made me think back more fondly on undergrad and that campus.

I hope you find a way to fit in exercise. I'm sure it will help you with this transition with being done from school.

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