It hit me while I was struggling to find the answers to the exam that this is and was the last time I’ll be sitting in a UCLA class to take an exam. I finished 45 minutes early too. Not sure why but I think it was just the zest to finish. Can’t take it back now and I’m okay with it. I’m writing this on my phone as I walk out and this is the only thing I can think about. It’s the last time, for real. My UCLA academics and education ends here. All the test anxiety and the record is set and however I did will be the last evaluation of my abilities that will be recorded from the university. Still trying to find the relief, but I feel more nostalgia than anything else. Being a student is now put on pause.
At least after 6pm tomorrow I’ll officially be done once my papers are submitted. Until then, I’ll find myself missing this school more and more.