Today (April 2) was my last official day of classes as a University of Winnipeg undergraduate. I may take a couple of courses next year - Muir's political philosophy seminar certainly - but they will not contribute to my degree. although i applied to York this year, I don't see grad school in my immediate future.* I will apply to many more places now that i know what is required.
but, to my point. my academic 'career' has come full circle in interesting ways. When i graduate in June, it will have been 10 years to the month i graduated high school. My last class of my last day (today) was with Dr Keenan. My first class of my first day ten years (September 2007) ago was with Dr Keenan. Three and one half years ago when i returned to university after a five year hiatus, i attended dr muir's history of educational ideas class. It captivated me and i was reborn into philosophy. This term i TAed for his history of educational ideas class, and had the pleasure of delivering two lectures on Locke and Rousseau (the Locke one was embarrassing, but i redeemed myself with the Rousseau presentation).
I love historical curiosities such as these. These odd coincidental bookends warm my heart and make my proud of my long-delayed graduation. ...now if only i were moving onto something post my graduation (or even a job!)...
graduation! ha, premature celebration. i have 2 papers (one already overdue), 2 exams, marking, and a huge chunk of my thesis yet to do! i've been working so hard for weeks (years?) straight, i just hope i make it this last month. there but for the grace of my faculty graduate I. (ha)
...anon, i must return to Schiller's Aesthetic Education. also, i have a great girlfriend of nearly five months. thank you maria.
*I want to extend my congratulations to Ryan for his extremely well-deserved placement into Guelph to study with Mitcherling. I am sure you will have nothing but success. I meat to comment to your post directly, but i am a bit busy. best of luck!