I friended an optimistic quotes community on livejournal. This popped (not pooped as I originally typed) up yesterday, my graduation day. How perfect is it?!? We only part to meet again. / Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be / The faithful compass that still points to thee.-John Gay
So yes, I have a Bachelor's of Arts from Goucher College, cum laude, with Honors in English with a minor Communications & Media Studies. It feels good-I had my nice, long sob as my mom drove away from the college. What's nice is that I have almost no regrets. I worked hard and played hard and am glad I met every, single person I came in contact with. It's like Meg - our Commencement speaker and my roomie of 4 years - said: we can learn from everyone. College is that highschool sweetheart you need to leave: I love you, you've been wonderful to and for me, but I need to see other places. I'll miss you, let's stay on good terms, wish you the best.
Goucher has been simply amazing for me. Not perfect, of course, but that's where the lessons lie. I really love myself, and want that for everyone. I realize my and others fantastic, unique, beautiful individuality. I haven't lost my optimism as I sillily (made it up) thought I might. It's just more grown-up. Early this year at the beginning of the school, I talked to my mom about how her mom was tough. Not just strong, but tough. I said I wanted to be tough. I feel like I've gotten tough.
And I have it good for undergrad: To continue bragging but to keep readers updated: this summer I will be the development/PR intern at the DC Choral Arts Society and in August, I will begin my 40-week, paid internship in the Public Relations Department at CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore. And they're housing me.
So thank you, everyone. I'm so glad to have met you and that leaves no exceptions. Goucher kids: Goucher's beautiful but let's the try and bring that beauty to wherever we go (A tip from my counselor) :-)