Well folks, it has happened! I have now officially (since yesterday) graduated from college and entered the great big world of post-BA-dom! I didn’t always think I’d get here—especially during those two weeks before the deadline of my senior thesis when stress hit peak levels—but I did!*
And now I am starting a public journal. Yes yes, I have caved to the blogging forces! Truth be told I have wanted to start a blog for some time now, but limited free hours in my day kept that dream at bay. And now, with more free time on the horizon, I am making this site a reality!
This first post (the recent graduate post) is dedicated to all those who have survived the college years. Scratch that. That is a lie. This post is dedicated to all those who have survived/are surviving school. Second grade: well done Kieran! Sixth grade: woot woot Morgan! Tenth grade AND PCS: yeehaw Jayden! And the undergraduate years: Meg, Xenes, Ben, and many others, WE DID IT!
Now this whole survival discourse (a term I have used much too much in the last two years and will promptly stop using) is not to indicate that I am wholly through with the arena of higher education. No, I am not. Someday I will summon the courage to fork over large amounts of money to a graduate school in order to study something worth mastering. But first I am going to take a nice long break!
To start this break I am going traveling. Summer plans include visits with my Aunt and Uncle in New Mexico; a mini-trip to Taos, NM, to watch (and maybe help) Eric build eco-conscious homes in the desert; time with my besties in Santa Cruz, Davis and Humboldt, CA; and a much-awaited trip to Vancouver, BC, to hike, swim, and cuddle with my amazing pal Rachel!
And then, on July 23rd, I will move into the next phase of after-college life: my first post-undergrad job! I would begin to tell you all about that new adventure right now, but it’s late and can certainly wait for another entry.
Instead, I’ll close with this: Mutti and Papi, this blog is really for you. I don’t call or email you folks as often as I would like to/or should. Over the twenty-one years of Kylin-life, you both have been sources of great inspiration and support. I could not have done any of this (this being all that I’ve done, which isn’t too much yet) without you to love, care, and cuddle me through! Thank you. Thank you. I hope that this blog will serve as a witness and viewing chamber to the next life chapter…and yes, I’ll still try to call and email you both as much as daughterly possible! At least we can stay connected through the internets (though a poor excuse for a real-life hug it may be)!
Looking forward to the blogging, and new life (doh!), adventure!
*I’d like to note that I began writing this post as a form of procrastination from senior thesis writing (about a month ago), hence its focus on surviving school.