When I was in college, it was never a question of how long it would take me to graduate: four years or less. My friends, who were also on scholarship, had the same mentality. During finals, we would give each other a head nod when we spotted each other in the library: “You got this? Four years or less?”
“Four years or less.”
My cousin who is a few years older than me, attended a public university in California.
Around that four year mark for her, we had a conversation: “I don’t think I’m done learning yet. I think I’ll stay…