“Graduation is only a concept.
In real life every day you graduate.
Graduation is a process that goes on
until the last day of your life.
If you can grasp that, you’ll make a difference.”
– Arie Pencovici
Tomorrow is the last day of my academic career at Concordia college. Its been a beautiful, intense, crazy, wonderful four years that I wouldn’t have missed for the world.
It still seems like just yesterday that I walked into a crowded Memorial Auditorium for my first day of Orientation as a freshman. I’ll never forget what it was like looking up at a packed bleachers filled with signs, excitement and several hundred students who were filled with the same mix of emotions as me. Tomorrow, I’ll graduate with the same former strangers who have now become my closest friends and family.
Though some of us are moving to other cities, states and even countries, I know that we will meet again. Its both an end and a beginning of something old, new and all together beautiful.
Tomorrow I transition from a student to an alumna and begin my venture into this world a completely different person than when I first stepped foot on campus. Here, I’ve had intensely beautiful friendships with people who have challenged and inspired me, both between fellow students, faculty and staff. Here, I’ve become a person who knows what I stand for and what I believe. Here, I’ve had life-changing experiences that have given me different perspectives on the world – and myself.
I’ve grown up here and there will always be a place in my heart for Concordia.
Thank you all for joining me on this journey through my senior year of college. Thank you for all of the support through all the success, failure and mental meltdowns (you know who you are). Most of all, thank you for the memories and making my time at Concordia the best four years of my life.
Love and peace always,
Soli Deo Gloria