I graduated recently, and believe it or not, I can already notice some of my academic skills starting to go. Not necessarily theory or critical thinking, but simple things. Spelling, being unable to form a sentence the right way, not being able to think of the right word to use which would fit perfectly, etc.
Not to be selfish, but... it's part of the reason I'm here. I get to type out my thoughts and stay sharp. I have a CPA exam to complete before this year is over as well, and the idea of not being sharp mentally is disconcerting.
Now that I'm typing stream of consciousness, I'm now realizing that I might actually be having withdrawal from writing papers. Side note - I just couldn't figure out how to spell withdrawal because of my dumb Baltimorean accent.