In just over a month, David will graduate and we will both be completely done with school. Finem. La fin. Das ende. Since the day we met – over ten years ago – one of us has always been in school. First, our undergraduate degrees. Then my graduate degree. Then his graduate degree. Now that it is coming to an end, I can’t help but think . . . what next?
It will be so strange living a life that does not revolve around the academic calendar. There will no longer be finals periods, marked by stress-filled silences and piles of takeout containers. No more summer vacations and excuses to take two and half weeks off at Christmas.
It is both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Despite the fact that we will both be entering professional careers, I know we will have more freedom. Maybe we will go out more. Perhaps we will pick up some of our forgotten hobbies like Saturday morning basketball and mini golf. Maybe we will even replace our primitive pitas and tzatziki nights with the real deal, balancing our chairs on cobblestones at outdoor restaurants in Athens. I’ve always wanted to go back and David has never been. Maybe we will finally get to show each other some of our favorite places in the world, state-side, foreign, and in our own backyard.
5 Minute Tzatziki
I could eat tzatziki on everything. Gyros, grilled meat, greek salad, or spread on warm pitas with whatever remnants of the fridge sound good. (Yesterday, it was roasted garlic, kalamata olives, and cool cucumbers.) This tzatziki recipe is super easy–five minutes and you have yourself the best kind of sauce. I hope you enjoy!