My first day as an official Savannah College of Art & Design Alumnus! I graduated Magna Cum Laude, and I was shaking when I got to the stage, but when I heard the cheers from my friends and parents, I calmed down and walked across.
It was exciting and nerve racking, but we all got through it and I was able to spend it with my friends. Tomorrow I’m leaving to make my big move up to New York and hit refresh on everything because once I’m settled in, I will officially be a real person. It has been a great time and sporadically, it hits me really hard that I won’t get to see those who I have become close with as easily, but in this day and age, we’ll find ways to see each other again and I’m ready for the next step.
To those I didn’t get to see, take pictures with, and/or say goodbye (it’s never final), I’m really glad I got to know you and I wish nothing but the best. I hope to see you soon when we’re all where we are supposed to be.
The only way I can express how I really feel is through the words of Marina Keegan, a Yale student who passed away, but wrote an amazing piece for the graduating class of 2012:
We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I’d say that’s how I feel at Yale. How I feel right now. Here. With all of you. In love, impressed, humbled, scared. And we don’t have to lose that.
We’re in this together, 2012. Let’s make something happen to this world.
[Read it in it’s entirety here]
Thanks for everything you guys, and I’ll really miss all of you.
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