Today I graduated from the University of Cincinnati. It's kind of surreal. On one hand I am so glad to be done. On the other it is starting to hit me that I actually need to find a job and start paying back loans. Looking back I am proud of what I accomplished. I graduated Magna Cum Laude, I was a college marshal in the graduation ceremony, and I achieved two bachelors degrees. It was so great to have my family there and see a lot of my friends graduate with me despite it being a fall graduation.
Anyways, so this weekend was pretty fun. Yesterday my mom, dad, sister and grandma got in and picked me up around 5ish. I wanted them to come earlier to see inside the school I teach at, but they got in too late and I didn't feel like waiting. We went to get Chinese for dinner and let's just say I have Chinese left overs for lunch all week. :) Then later that night my sister, mom and I went to Dayton to pick up my brother. I went home after that because I was exhausted and needed sleep.
This morning I woke up thinking I had to go to student teaching. I was way too tired to get out of bed, but eventually I managed because I knew I was graduating. Hannah and I got there together and waited around. They lost our name cards that we had to give to the person reading our names which was awesome because then we had some lame yellow card. Haha. We were both marshals for CECH which meant we got to lead our college in and wear different color gowns than everyone else. The ceremony was alright. Did you know the guy who designed the Golden Gate Bridge was a UC graduate and there is a brick from one of the old buildings inside the bridge? Yep, I didn't know that either, but Hannah and I said that we HAD to go back because of that. For our gifts they gave us a frame to go around a license plate and our college gave us a really nice pen. Too bad I don't have a car though... Then after I took some pictures and then we walked over to the alumni center for food and drinks. Afterwards we went back to the hotel where I opened up my gifts and we just hung out for a while and watched tv. Then my mom, grandma, sister, and me went to Urban Outfitters because I LOVE that store. We went to Target and Max & Erma's for dinner. We then went back to the hotel and watched some more tv. So, this weekend wasn't very thrilling. Very low key, but it was very enjoyable and I loved seeing my family. I can't wait to go back home in a few weeks to Cleveland! :)
Words of advice: Don't ask me what I'm doing now because I have no idea! Once I finish up this final week of student teaching I will be completely lost! Pray for me!