This is not the aforementioned meandering, contemplative post-graduation speech. I'm still working on that one. In the meantime, I'm talking about resolutions.
For a while, everything I wanted to do piled up in my head as: "post-graduation". Yeah, I have three or four boxes of books I haven't read - they're for post-graduation! Yeah, I haven't really exercised (read: run) for months and months - I'm saving that for post-graduation! Yeah, I'm still not totally unpacked in the apartment I moved into a year ago - I can do that post-graduation! It's a good mantra...until post-graduation actually comes.
Contrary to popular belief, the post-graduation person I am does not have unlimited time. I have a job lined up (good for my bank account, bad for my free time) which I will be talking in more depth about in a few days. But suddenly it's clearly post-graduation, and despite my lack of free time, it's definitely time to get to those post-graduation tasks.
With that in mind, I sat down yesterday and wrote down a To Do List. I don't know about you guys, but I actually really enjoy to-do lists, making them, crossing things off of them, etc. etc. Well, this was a monster to-do list, covering two pages in a combination of quick notes ("pay the rent") and categories complete with outlines and subheadings below ("books --> read unread --> clear shelves --> donate --> etc."). Basically, I have what looks like an infinite amount of stuff to do.
It's way too much stuff to do at once, but I'll get there. My plan is to pick one category and break it down, and do a couple of the easy things in tandem. First up: books. I'll be reading them, sorting them, and making all sorts of tough decisions. Wish me luck!