My Thoughts on Graduating from College

Three years ago, almost to the day, I wrote a post all about my first year of college and in some ways I feel like it was yesterday that I was sitting at my desk in my freshman dorm writing that post and in other ways that feels like a lifetime ago. Overall, I completely believe that the past four years have been some of the best years of my life. But more so than that, they've been some of the most pivotal and challenging years. Beyond the academics, I have been pushed out of my comfort zone so many times in college and I am totally grateful for that.

With graduation being in the incredibly near future (six days as I'm writing this to be exact), I've been consciously taking advantage of being in this town and being with my friends. I think its being so present with my friends and not letting days go to waste that is making me even more emotional about the upcoming life change. I've had more fun and done more in the past school year than I probably have for the last two years in college. I'm realizing how much free time I have, how few responsibilities I have, and how much I am going to miss the dynamic that me and my friends have being at this stage in our lives.

This isn't all to say that I'm not ready to graduate, I absolutely am. I am also incredibly excited that I am moving back to San Francisco, which is my hometown and in my opinion the greatest city on Earth. I'm also incredibly lucky that most of my friends are moving to San Francisco, so I don't have to say too many goodbyes. It's still incredibly hard to close a chapter. As excited as I am to graduate and move back to my favorite city, it's hard not always knowing what's next. I have always loved going to school and its going to be incredibly hard to not have that to be looking forward to next fall. I'm excited to get my career started and hopefully this blog will be a cornerstone of my career, but its hard to not feel like life is going to be moving very fast after I turn that tassel to the left.

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