It's so hard to believe that I am leaving. In both good ways and bad. It's been four years. Four years of learning. Four years of exhilaration Four years of struggle. Four years of friends. Four years of everything I could have ever asked for. Over the past four years I learned who I was, fell in love, got my heart broken, l figured out where my limits were, who my friends were and how to be alone. I learned about theatre, acting, theory, being true to yourself, where my true voice lies and how to stand in front of someone and really, truly speak my heart. I made friends with adults and friends with people younger than me, I have gotten drunker than I should have and become OK with staying in on Friday nights. I've pulled all nighters in the library, slept when I should have been studying, failed tests and absolutely aced tests. I have figured out who I am and where I want to be in this world. And I have loved every second of it.
Yesterday, I processed with the rest of the Class of 2013. All 5,000 of us sat in the basketball arena and watched Cal Ripken Jr. and the President of the University congratulate us on our graduation. We took our tassles and turned them from the right to the left. We were officially declared alumni.
Tomorrow, I finish packing up and moving out of my childhood home and start my first big girl job in a place that is three hours away from everything I have fallen in love with over the past four years. I am terrified.
But today I will enjoy this last day with my friends, family and the campus that I love.
Congratulations, Class of 2013! We did it! Go Terps!