37 days until graduation.

48 days until I fly to Madrid.

Getting down to the very end.

Most of my time these days is spent enjoying what I can of Ithaca before it’s too late. I’ve been out taking photos, just walking around campus, hanging out with friends, and I suppose doing some actual school work too. Actually I lie. Most of my time is spent working on the finer details of my summer adventure. I’ve been blogging pretty consistently at Notes from Abroad a domain that I’d forgotten I’d bought until recently when I was trying to decide what to do about blogging while I’m gone.

I ordered my plane tickets this week and have been doing a lot of logistics type things – looking for a backpack, figuring out what to do about a laptop, finding some decent shoes (I think I’ve decided on the obvious: tevas) and stuff like that. I suppose I should start to decide about my Eurail pass soon…

We’re down to the last few weeks of actual classes here at school. Apart from the weather getting better, it really doesn’t feel like the end of the year (I say this every year). This year every once in a while I realize that not only is it the end of my school year, but it’s the end of my schooling. Period. (Yes, grad school is always an option…). I’ve been in denial for the most part, but have been using the trip and virtual apartment hunting on craigslist to keep my mind on the light at the end of the tunnel. There was one place that I really loved but it was a bit pricey and I would really like to see it in person.

It’s crazy to me that only a few months ago my major concerns were the paper I had due the next week or some sort of Sun-related and now they’ve morphed into things like traveling for 2 months by myself, finding an apartment and moving across the country. Things have gotten a lot more “grown up” around here. It’s about time, too. I’m ready for college to come to an end. I feel like I’ve already moved on, but I’m just here going through the motions so that they’ll hand me my diploma. I’m not exactly ready to part ways with the friends I’ve made and all that, but it’s time for the next chapter.

One month and one week to go!