Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I Graduated!

It's kind of crazy to think that I've spent the majority of my life in a classroom. It's also kind of crazy to think about that era of my life coming to and end. Will I miss the homework, tests, and no sleep? Nope! But will I miss learning every day (even if I might feel forced at times)? Probably yes. But I guess the challenge in life is still continuing to learn day by day even when you're not in a classroom. 

The 17 year journey has been so worth it!
Luckily the weather held out for us on the day of commencement. It was such a cool sight to see thousands of graduates lined up to walk in to the Marriott Center.
A group of my PR friends

Loved this sight
Richard G. Scott spoke at commencement and gave us some pretty profound words of advice as we move on in life. Two of my favorites were to "always smile" and to "always do what is right, and let the consequence follow."
Some of my best PR friends -- Emily, Lauren, and Lauren. They made my time in the program so much fun. Each one of them is so talented. I know they'll have amazing careers and I'll miss not seeing them every day!
Friday's convocation was at the De Jong Concert Hall with only the communications students. It was fun to be able to sit with all of our friends and not in alphabetical order!

The Brimhall Building -- my home for the last three years or so. It's one of the oldest buildings on campus and has so much character. I'll miss it!  
We lucked out with beautiful weather on Friday. Spring in Provo is so pretty with all of the tree blossoms and flowers. Next year Nick and I will switch places and he'll be in the graduation robe!
I was lucky to have most of my family there with me to share the day -- along with my cute mother-in-law too.
Even my aunt and uncle joined us for lunch! La Jolla Groves is definitely one of my new favorite restaurants in Provo. It was so great to be with everyone!
Though exhausting and extremely difficult at times, I wouldn't trade my college education for anything. It's taught me so much about not just my future career, but about myself, too. It's been a great 4 years!