Sunday, May 31, 2009

Congrats Grad!

As most of you know, I actually graduated! Previously, I had been concerned about passing my classes and contemplated davening for it all to work out. Well, I didn’t end up davening, but I did do some learning, so perhaps in the zechus of the learning I was able to pass my classes and graduate. I would like to thank Leora, Shorty and Auror for their confidence in me!

My love’s family brought over balloons and a teddy bear, saying congratulations.

May 28th was graduation, and lucky us it rained that day! It was the first time in 23 years that it rained during graduation. They gave us paper towels to wipe our seats with, but we sat there for 2 hours with the rain pouring down on us. Chuck Shumer said there’s now a 2,500 tax credit for graduates and college students earning less than $200,000. He said he won’t be giving a speech because of the rain, that made everyone happy. From those that did speak, it was really cool how they talked about Twitter and Facebook! So different from HS graduation!


My mother got me a graduation teddy bear. She also bought me a cake that says congratulations on it, it was pretty and all. We also went out to eat on Rosh Chodesh and then again on my graduation day!

When I came home from graduation I was reading the program they gave us, and I saw in the back it said the origins for wearing caps and gowns. It said that it originated from the monks and churches. That makes me wonder if it’s okay to wear it.

Now that I’m done with school everyone is asking me what my plan is and what I’m doing next. For the moment I feel as though I just want to relax and do nothing! But no one seems to understand that, they think I need to start working right away. So let the job seeking begin!

First though I plan to learn how to drive and get my license, then I have to study for the CPA. Those are my 2 main goals, I’m not anxious to find a job yet, since so long as I live with my parents I don’t really need to pay for much. But then again it could help to save up money now while I’m not committed to a family and all.


Ink Stained Hands said...

Awesome!  Congratulations!
I still have a year to go until I graduate high school.

And yes, I think it would be wise to get a job now and save money while you're not busy with housework and everything.  Take advantage of the time you have and make the most of it! 

Anita said...

"For the moment I feel as though I just want to relax and do nothing! But no one seems to understand that, they think I need to start working right away."
Oh, believe me, I know exactly how you feel. I felt the same last year when I graduated. I literally wanted to do nothing. But I already had a "job". Not a job job (i mean with decent pay), but I ended up with health benefits and yada yada...I would like to find a better job right now, but the market stinks...but atleast I have benefits.
Like I said, I know how you feel... but while you have no expenses living with your parents, you still need health insurance, and COBRA isa  fortune. i doubt you want your parents to have to pay for that. I suggest looking for a job. Gd willingly you'll find one soon enough that COBRA doesn't hurt the wallet, but late enough that you feel restful.  Keep in mind, the conomy is awful, you're unlikely to find a job quickly anyway, unless you have connections, but if you have connections, you may end up with a boss you kinow, so the situation will be semi-restful anyhow.

WolfishMusings said...

Congrats!!  May you have much hatzlacha!

harryer-than-them-all said...

(in nasal oversincere voice) mazal tov, so nice! really nazal tov
ok just kidding, nice to hear. congratulations

Moshe said...

Mazal Tov!  May you get lotsa nachos from your diploma! ;)
<a href="">You have enough credits?  Maybe time to get a masters. 

Leora said...

Congrats!  Enjoy.

lion of zion said...

mazal tov!
relax a bit. you deserve it. do something you probably won't be able to do later on e.g., go to europe with a friend for 2 months.
then get that driver's license! it's almost as important as the CPA.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

lol, I remember being that age...
yea, it does make sense

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanx! It feels good knowing someone can relate
That's good you have benefits and have started your working career.
Thanx and true, about the health insurance.
true, about it taking time to find a job, so it doesn't hurt to look now and start later.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanx and Amen!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

lol, :-P you know everytime someone says Mazel Tov it feels weird, cause I associate that with people getting engaged, so it feels wrong to hear it about graduation.
Anycase, Thanx

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanx, and Amen! :)
you know you don't have to use html when there's a rich code editor.
and nope don't need 150 credits or a masters. I made it on time- before Aug 1st

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanx! I will

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

yea, that would be nice to take a little vacation somewhere. All my friends are married though, so can't go with them.
yea, I would be mighty convenient

Moshe said...

Meh, force of habit.
Ah, cool.

nmf #7 said...

Mazal Tov! Hatzlacha on the job hunt nowadays- tough business.

Chaviva said...

Mazal tov! Good luck :)

lvnsm said...

What degree are you receiving, a BA? Well mazel tov
I think it's a good idea to relax first and then find a job

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanx! ...Yea, I know

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanx and Thanx!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Yea, a BA, B"H that's all I need!
yea, I think so too.
I think I'll take the summer off to relax.
Although first I have to find a job.

auror said...

Sorry for the delay but mazel tov! All that worrying about finals is over and now you can RELAX. Maybe you can go on Birthright this summer-? And I look forward to you blogging about your driving lessons, I can see you enjoying them very much. I think I'll add again how incredulous I am at someone your age graduating with a CPA qualifying bachelors......... :) Ali V'hatzlichi!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Thanx! I've always wanted to go on birthright the previous summers, but i couldn't because of school. Now I can, but all my friends already went, so no one to go with...Plus I'm going to Israel in December.
Thanx, it'll be fun, I actually got inspired to start driving after I saw little 17 year old neighbor driving me!
Thanx again :)

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