My thoughts on graduating, now.

Read this post before you read any further.

April 2nd, 2013
40 days until Graduation (and counting).

Well, here I am again. Sometimes it feels so surreal, as if the last four years have slipped away without me paying much notice. Some days I feel like I’ll wake up and be that dorky freshman again carrying around the huge portfolio bag and tote full of supplies for my Design Foundations class.

It’s still pretty difficult to get up in the morning, but that’s mainly due to having 8 and 9 a.m.’s daily and staying up late working on projects. Don’t get me wrong, its still not a bad thing, it just comes with being a senior design student, which I’ve accepted humbly.
Reading my last post, I am however a bit jealous of the carefree days of being
a senior in high school.

I am just so eager to graduate, find a career, and start over new.

High school seems like yesterday, and if I told myself then about some of the things that would happen over the course of four short years I’m not sure I would believe it. The ups, the downs, gains, losses, accomplishments and short comings. All the things that have shaped me as a designer and person. Always trying to grow and learn from the mistakes I make and also from being in the crossfire of others mistakes. There have been a few pretty big metaphorical bitch slaps along the way. I’m glad the 17 year old me had the insight to realize life wouldn’t always be as easy as it was senior year.

Things are changing, as they always seem to do. As soon as you get comfortable its time to start over again. This, will be one of the biggest changes I’ve experienced. Not being in school? I’ve been here for the last 16+ years of my life, which is about as far back as I can remember. I am ready, though. Maybe a piece of me will miss college, at least the care free lifestyle, but I can’t dwell. Bigger, better things are ahead, that is for sure.

Philly has been great to me. I sincerely love this city with my entire being, as it is the only other place in this world that has ever felt like home, besides home.

I guess this is the part where I thank YOU. If you’ve played any part in my journey from high school graduation until now, thank you. The past and current relationships, friendships, classmates and teachers. Those of you who have slipped out of my life at some point, be it by choice or just happenstance. My few closest friends and my family, those of you who have stuck with me and have the biggest impact on my life right now. You have all in some way or another shaped who I am today, and I am very grateful.

As for me, I’m going to work my ass off until graduation, enjoy the moment, and then I’m peacin out of PhilaU for good. Hopefully make something of myself.

Good luck with your life.

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