Well, that’s it then. I’ve graduated. Of course, we already knew that, given that it actually happened back in December. Taking part in the ceremony, however, made it real. It also made it wet… it poured that day. Thankfully it was held under a tent. Of course, we had to walk across the green through rain and puddles to get to the tent, but that’s neither here nor there. The speeches weren’t too boring or, if they were, the speakers were kind enough to keep it short; I only zoned out once or twice. Author Luanne Rice received an honory doctorate. When I went up to get my diploma, they announced that I graduated summa cum laude, making my family extra proud. The college president also stopped me for a moment to commend me in addition to the usual hand-shaking. All that hard work – and the whining you all had to put up with – paid off.
Being slightly rebellious, there were two things I thought of doing that I sort of regret not following through on. First of all, when they gave us instructions about flipping the tassel, they told us we couldn’t do it until the very end because until that point we weren’t graduates. I muttered that, since I had already graduated, I could flip my tassel right then and there if I wanted. I didn’t. But I thought about it.
The other thing was that I was incredibly tempted to wear my Chucks instead of the conservative, sedate flats that I wore. I decided to behave and give everyone what they expected and wanted. But in my heart, those All-Stars were on my feet.
I already mentioned that Randy and I bought me a Nook as graduation present. Since then I bought my Nook a present- an awesome cover.
It true, you know.