now that we have the backstory out of the way, here’s a little recap of graduation! **edited to add, i wrote “little” and then got to the end of the post and was like whoa. this a long one. grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine, it’s going to be awhile! haha**
i know it was a little over a month ago, but hey, you only
graduate from college once (ok ok, i will be graduating twice, but you get the point haha).
like i said in my previous post, taylor surprised me in the middle of finals week, so he literally did everything he could to help me in those last few days. i was studying hard but he did my laundry, dishes, helped me study, and even went and got me coffee, donuts, and my favorite protein bar in between finals. talk about a keeper.
once my finals were over, it was time to celebrate! my parents got in on thursday night right after i’d finished two finals, so we took it easy, went out to dinner at 800 degrees, and i was back early at the apartment. that night i went out for drinks with my roomies and we came back and danced in the living room for hours. it was literally the perfect way to end things and made me so sad that i’m moving out soon! the three of them are still living together so i’m going to be visiting often <3
the next day was the big college of letters and science graduation ceremony! it was 2 hours long and i don’t remember much, but we took so many pictures after which was really fun.
i wrote the sappiness in a previous post with some graduation photos we had taken, but i truly wouldn’t be here without the support of my family, friends, and boyfriend. i am so thankful for them all! <3
this special lady put on all her graduation garb just to come to campus to take pictures with me. talk about a good friend! we had classes together almost every quarter and she was the only other person in the sciences i was friends with. i can’t tell you how many life crises and classes i wouldn’t have gotten through without her! i also have her to thank that i have any clue of what’s going on in the world and her to thank for endless laughs while in college. she is currently applying to med schools and i know she’s going to go on to do amazing things with that big heart & brain of hers as well as all the hard work she puts in day in and day out. love you corinne!!
we also took some photos against this brick wall which ended up being some of my favorite photos from the day:
after we finished taking pictures, we went to peet’s for some iced coffee (what else is new) and then off to shake shack for my graduation dinner! i’m not one who loves fancy dinners and i love shake shack so this was perfect. great burgers & fries & desserts, and even better company.
the next day we were up super early to go to disneyland!! my parents bought tickets for everyone (huge thank you to them) so that we could go there to celebrate since i didn’t have my second ceremony until the next day. we spent the day fastpassing our hearts out, riding my favorite rides, drinking out of a BB-8 cup (i was SO EXCITED about this!!), and eating mac n cheese cones from carsland. it truly was so much fun <3
and then sunday was the final ceremony for my department! i was in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology and although they completely butchered my name when they called it, it was nice to be in a smaller ceremony.
after this i had to take my parents to the airport, and by this point, i was 100% exhausted. i came back and relaxed and then Taylor and i did my favorite de-stressing activity: hitting up PetSmart to look at cute kittens and puppies, going to Marshalls to shop, and then Sushi Stop for my favorite cheap sushi. there’s nothing better!
more to come soon!