this is me now

May 19, 2008

I guess I’m an… alumn?

Filed under: college,family,PennState,travel — by heatherdc @ 12:08 pm

This is weird.

I walked across the stage, and shook a lot of hands.

I picked up my diploma, and thought about all the classes I took to get it.

I came back to an apartment full of families, food, and people relaxing.

I went out to dinner one last time in Stage College.

I packed up my room, and looked back at an empty space.

I said my ‘good byes’, and even thinking about that now makes me want to cry.

I drove out of town, and realized I don’t know when I’ll be back.

At our ceremony they said “Welcome to the Penn State Alumni Association”. That doesn’t sound right yet, but I guess I’m an “alumn”. And now I’m part of one of “the most powerful networks of college graduates”. Thanks, Penn State.

Now I’m en route to Florida for a family vacation.  We love us some “Disneyworld”, and I am pretty exciiited. I hope it helps to block out this whole “graduation” thing, because reality hasn’t hit, and I don’t want it to. So instead, I’ll spend my week at the Happiest place on Earth, having a Magical time. 🙂



  1. Graduation is one of those surreal moments when you see one chapter of your book closing and a new one beginning. It’s weird feeling to be in the midst of it and frankly, a little scary. Have a great time in Disneyworld. And yes, you are now an alum. Congrats!

    Comment by Sassy — May 19, 2008 @ 12:21 pm |Reply

  2. I just switched my facebook profile from current student to alumni in an attempt to make it sink in.. I completely understand what you’re saying, its SO surreal. I think it must be gradual, kind of like the growing up process… Maybe one day we’ll actually feel like college graduates/ adults in the real world, but until then have the BEST time in Florida!! Lucky you!

    Comment by Laura — May 19, 2008 @ 5:28 pm |Reply

  3. congrats! being a psu alum takes some time to get used to! i am unbelievably jealous of your wdw vacation! have fun!

    Comment by fern08 — May 20, 2008 @ 1:31 am |Reply

  4. So sorry I have been MIA!
    I was outa computer most of last week!
    I am so excited for you & your graduation! YAY!
    Also off to disney!??? Lucky chick!
    I can’t wait to hear all about it!!

    Comment by Jen — May 20, 2008 @ 10:43 am |Reply

  5. That was a fun weekend. You handled your good byes really well… i do remember your face as we left your apartment for the last time… heart breaking. I only wish my college experience was as emotional… the only tears that i’ll shed is when i know i’ll never have to set foot on WMU campus again.

    Comment by peter — July 16, 2008 @ 2:05 pm |Reply

  6. random note, the subway sandwich your parents bought me before we all hit the road was really good. You don’t find that many subways that have spinich in their toppings arsinal

    Comment by peter — July 16, 2008 @ 2:08 pm |Reply

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