When you are a kid, school feels endless. Through most of elementary school, I had no idea how many years school lasted. I figured one day I would reach the 37th grade and then maybe I would move on to the real world. Kids are stupid, and I was no exception.
12th grade and high school graduation did eventually come around though. Like most students, the next step was college. Unlike everybody else though, I took twelve years to get my degree. Even Van Wilder did not spend that much time in college.
So now as I near age 30, I have to contend with the question most of my peers already handled years ago: What comes next? Counting pre-school, I spent over two and a half decades pursuing my education. That chase is all I have ever known. And now it is gone.