It’s hard to believe today is the last day of April.
I feel like just yesterday I was Tweeting how excited I was for this month. And it was exciting. But also stressful…like beyond belief stressful.
I am proud to announce I am officially graduating from Kent State University in August. Yes, four months and I am an official “adult.”
I am in love with college. I love everything about Kent State. I love the journalism program the school has, I love my professors, the students, the places I’ve lived, the friends I’ve made, the boys I’ve dated. Every experience I have had here at Kent State has made me the person I am today and I can honestly say I love who I am. I love the person I’ve grown into these past four years here. Even through all the heartbreak, stress, fall outs, good times and crazy parties, I wouldn’t change a thing about my time spent here at Kent. People weren’t lying when they said that college would be the best days of your life.
Friday marks the beginning of a new chapter — the last one here at Kent.
Come May 4, I will be done with spring semester, done with my current internship in downtown Cleveland, (driving to Cleveland three days a week, PLUS parking, cost a pretty penny, especially for a broke college kid) and lastly, my current roommate is moving out. (Let’s just say we had a falling out this past year, and I am PUMPED to have the apartment to myself all summer!)
On May 7 I start my brand new internship at Robinson Memorial Hospital, where I will be working in the Public Relations department. The following week I begin summer classes. Repeat for four months and it brings me to August 11, graduation day.
I am excited to get finals week out of the way and turn the page to something new. In fact, a very pleasant and new experiences-type-of-day was spent yesterday celebrating my future sister-in-law at her bridal shower. It’s weird to think my brother is getting married, but we seem to be finally growing up! The shower was then followed by a visit to a local winery — which was my first time ever going to one. (By the way, it was fabulous. We stopped at South River Vineyard, more can be found here.)
Mom and I at the bridal shower.
South River Vineyard is an old church. How cool is that?
A view of one of the decks, beautiful. Look how it over sees the vines in the background. Everything had a Greek feel to it too.
I am looking forward to the wedding (June 30) and even more looking forward to spending more time with this little guy…
My godson Jacob and I on Easter.
So with my sentimental post about turning the page and life moving on, I will leave you with this precious, high school graduation picture of my friends and I back in May, 2008. (The majority of these girls will also be moving back home to Chardon at the end of the summer, as will I.)
It’s all bittersweet.