So I graduated. It is official. The ceremony was surprisingly short (thank God). I spotted my parents early on which made me happy. I sat next to my friend Lindsey and we announced names along with the announcers, only we announced names like 'lady gaga, britney spears, jermane dupri (a fav of mine to say, why I don't know?) and others.
It's all unreal and I'm just exhausted from a long day.
Last night was nice, got drinks with Trixy on Stone St. It was fun people watching all the Wall St. women and men. Then, I got to see Erica and Purvi's pad and catch up with Erica a bit. Trixy and I had a sleepover, except I barely slept... It was one of those half-awake-all-night kind of sleep's. Anyway, we were attempting to try and get on the today show this morning, but we had a hard enough time getting a cab at rush hour so we just went straight to Radio City. We arrived to a sea of caps and gowns, parents, friends, and family, chaos naturally ensued, but eventually we were ushered in to wait with our individual school of graduation, for an hour or so where we were fixed and adjusted before marching in to graduation which was a bit unorganized to say the least. The speakers were decent. Some lady started going through decades of her life and another guy discussed terrorism and global warming, but they weren't too horrid. Receiving my fake diploma, they mail the real one, was really exciting. Side-note, the "pants on the ground," guy is performing on American Idol right now. Maybe I'll be him when I grow up? Speaking of growing up, some girl decorated her cap to say "What now?" Which I guess might be the question for a lot of us. For me, I have moved back home to Jersey, and do not have a clue what's next. I like it this way. I want to be free to figure it all out. I know it'll all work out eventually. An important message we did receive today was to follow your heart. You might not be making the money you want, but you will be happier in the long run.
So, it is the end of one challenging, exciting, at times frightening chapter of my life and the beginning of another. I went from a scared, tender freshman at Fairleigh Dickinson University to a wild partier in the bright lights of New York City, to a world traveler going across the sea to London, alone. I would have never expected to do the things I have done, see the things I have seen, or learn the things I have learned. I have grown physically, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and worldly. I wouldn't change a thing.