This past weekend, I graduated college! 🎉
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been working towards this point for the past four years and now it’s a milestone that I’ve completed. I honestly didn’t even know if I was going to make it in 4 years, but I worked as hard as I could and took as many classes as I could in order to make it happen. Thank goodness for summer semesters!
My aunt and uncle that live in Connecticut came out for a week to “represent” the East Coast side of my family at my ceremony. It was great to see them! I haven’t since last October. It was a little stressful to have them here at times since I wasn’t entirely finished until May 15th and they showed up on the 11th, but it was a lot of fun all the same! ☺️
One of my favorite parts about graduating college is that we can decorate our graduation hats! We couldn’t do that in high school (no explanation given), so it was nice to put things on my hat for college. I wanted to do something more original and authentic to me, but I found this pre-made kit at Michaels for $7 and I was sold. 🤷🏼♀️
The day before graduation, my mom threw a really great graduation party for me and had some great decorations. I took a lot of pictures of family and friends that I won’t share, but I did take some shots of the party favors and cake!
My mom also bought a really big cake (to the left of this one), but I didn’t get a shot of it like she did 😭 I thought the cake she bought was more to my tastes than the chocolate one, but the decoration on the chocolate cake was really impressive. Especially with all of the cupcakes! My second cousin brought this one; the cupcakes were more of a hit since they’re small.
Our graduation ceremony was about 3 hours long, but it was enjoyable. It was really cool to hear some of the statistics about the spring 2019 graduates. For example: 52% of us were women! The whole place started cheering for that. Also, our youngest grad was 18 and our oldest was 71! Both are equally impressive and sound like a lot of work 💦
We ended up going to the Hofbrauhaus for dinner after graduation. I don’t usually enjoy their food since I’m not a big fan of heavy German dishes, but I got a pot roast dish and it was delicious! I forgot how huge their beers are, too. I didn’t drink anything, but I did manage to get a picture with my dad’s pitcher.
There is a lot I have planned for the future and I’m excited to move forward. I’m nervous too (of failure, naturally), but I’m more excited than anything else because it’s nice to know that my future doesn’t hold expensive parking passes, long classes, difficult papers…
Here’s to the next chapter! 🌟0