but more importantly, I am a college graduate!
I've been nothing but honest with all of you, so I am going to continue. It doesn't feel any different - yet. I have been looking for jobs, but I have looked for jobs before. This search has proved more challanging, but I am trying.
I am a planner, always have been. Not having a plan freaks me out considerably, so I just haven't been thinking about it. Which is hard to do. But I am trying to live in the moment. Something will come along... right?
I am proud of myself for making it this far. It only took 20 years of school... But more importantly, I am proud that my parents are proud. Whether they know it or not, I did (and do) a lot of things in my life for them. Making them proud is my number one life goal. I know I had my fair share of disappointing moments, but hopefully I have made up for some of them.
I love hearing my Dad tell people about my accomplishment, I can hear the pride in his voice, and it makes me sooo sooooo happy.
College was a tough road, and it's not exactly over yet - still have to find that job! The lessons I have learned, mentors I have found, and friends I have acquired helped to make my experience that much better.
All in all, I am extremely proud, excited, and relieved that I am finished. It is a little bittersweet, I will admit. I am also so thankful for all the people who are proud and excited right along with me. It wouldn't be nearly as exciting if there were no one to share it with.
I am sorry for my horrible absence! I was concentrating on passing finals, getting to graduation on time, and spending the joyful time with my family and friends. I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday!