"Tonight I applied for graduation."
People who say those kinds of things are generally kind of annoying.
But holy shit. Tonight I applied for graduation.
Wasn’t orientation week last week? And what about the night I was almost arrested on the subway because I had too much Four Loko to drink (aka my 18th birthday)? And I remember my parents dropping me off in front of my freshman door (then immediately sobbing by myself) like it was yesterday.
I can’t say I’ve had a normal college career and it definitely won’t be considered “the best years of my life” but college was the first thing I’ve ever fully committed to. For a girl who almost dropped out her sophomore year, saying “I just applied for graduation” has been a long time in the making. College has been stressful, exciting, terrifying, and amazing all at the same time and I’m happy to have had my blog and all of my readers to witness every step! I have made some of the greatest friends. And some of the greatest frenemies. I complain a lot about choosing FIT over a more reputable school but at the end of the day, my lack of experience at FIT allowed me to have more real world experience than I could have asked for. As a whole, I wouldn’t change the path I took for the world.
So here we go: my first full-time job, my first adult paycheck, entering the real world, actually thinking about buying my first apartment. It’s here. It’s now. It’s real.
Graduation, it’s fucking on.