May 21st, 2021 marked the end of my undergraduate studies. I got excited when UMD announced that their graduation ceremony would be in person. That meant I could have somewhat of the graduation I expected and also finally see my friends in person after not seeing them in so long. My seat happened to be in the field of the stadium and many of us know that it was very hot that day and I could feel myself getting hotter by the minute. However, it didn’t bother me too much as I was more excited to finish my studies and begin something new.
Being able to turn my tassel from one side of my cap to the other symbolized the finish line to one race and the start line of another. After the ceremony, I finally could reunite with my friends which was an amazing feeling after not seeing them face to face in over a year! I managed to find many of my fellow classmates and have a good time with them. After that, I got to take some nice photos with UMD’s Mascot, Testudo. It’s still a shock to me that I finally graduated and will start school again in August! I have said before that I will continue going forward with my higher education; I’ll finally be a part of UMD’s main campus while I study for my Master’s in Journalism! These four years of my life have come and gone and now it’s time for me to begin anew once again.
Hopefully in about two years from now, I’d actually be crossing a stage to receive my Master’s in Journalism and proceed forward in life. I’m proud to have earned my Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees within the four years of my undergraduate studies; so earning my Master’s Degree will be the third degree I receive! I want to thank everyone who was involved in my journey for always being a support system to me, I wouldn’t have made it without all of you by my side! If you got any questions, concerns, or suggestions on what you want to see soon, let me know! I wish you all a nice few weeks and I’ll see you in the next blog!