Monday, December 16, 2013


I graduated from College on Saturday...
It's such a strange and surreal feeling.
I keep having to remind myself that it's normal.
People who go to College have to move on from College 
at some point and that usually means graduation.

It still hasn't sunk in that it's over.
That we're all moving on.
That i'm not going back.

I'm not sure how i feel about it.
I cried, only a little, on my way home.
I couldn't risk wrecking so i held myself together.
But i am sad, sad to leave such a wonderful 
place that i've called home for the past 4 years.

I was talking to Tom yesterday,
i told him how my head was all confused, 
I wasn't quite sure where i belonged.

I've lived in Arkansas for 4.5 years,
However i grew up in Texas.
But while in Arkansas, it became my home away from home.
And now i have Tom, which means i have England
and since i'll be spending a significant part of this year in England
I feel like that's partially my home too, so i'm feeling a little in between homes right now.
Which is strange because i'm at my house that i grew up in and i feel at home here too.
There's just so many places that i want to be and not enough Emily's to go around.

I am so happy and thankful that I was fortunate enough to 
go off to school and get an amazing education while growing
into the young woman that I am today.

It's been a crazy whirlwind at times
but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

We had such a wonderful weekend.
My family showed up on Friday for the festivities.
The College of Business did a Blessing for all of us
Business Majors that were graduating on Friday night.
Then the next morning it was time to walk across the stage.

I skyped Tom so we could get a picture together.
We were trying to do this thing where my brother held the Ipad
up in front of his face so it looked like Tom had a body but it didn't work ;)
I'm glad i got to see him before the big moment.

Thankfully i didn't trip.
Everything went as planned and I
walked gracefully across that stage and accepted
my diploma diploma yet.
It's being mailed to us ;)

A nice Selfie to commemorate the occasion ;) 

 Love my family, so happy they could all be there and
happy that those that could not were able to watch a live stream of the ceremony.

This photo above is one of my favorite pictures from the whole day.
This has been my family for the past 2 years.
The Lynn's are the family in the above photo.
Brit, Ashley, Haley, Rebecca and Braden.
They went to Paris with us back in 2012.

Over the past 2 years we have all bonded
and become really great friends.
They have always been around to put smiles on our faces
and make us laugh, and reminisce on Paris adventures.
Oh and occasionally feed us ;)

I'll miss them the most, my little Lynn family.
They mean so much to us, i'm so glad we were all put together.
And i'm glad we're planning future google hangouts so we can stay connected.

Now that Graduation has passed me by it's time to focus on other things.
Like what do i need to pack for 5 months in England???
I've got a lot of work to do ;)

1 comment:

  1. Congrats, Emily! I have the same feeling although I graduated after the summer semester! It's weird, isn't it!