Sunday, May 23, 2010

senior week, day 7

Graduation weekend. It's hard to believe that it all happened just one short week ago; the end of my collegiate era, and the beginning of everything else. Here is some perspective, both literally and figuratively:
"If you're going to be passionate about something,
 be passionate about learning.
 If you're going to fight something, fight for those in need.
f you're going to qiuestion something, question authority.
If you're going to lose something, lose your inhibitions.
If you're going to gain something, gain respect and confidence.
And if you're going to hate something, 
hate the false idea that you are not capable of your dreams." -Daniel Golston
College was a period of ample independence with very little responsibility.
Being a college student was easy and challenging and fun all at the same time. 
Now, as a real adult, a college graduate sprung into the real world, it feels as though every decision I make is a big one, one that will affect the rest of my life. 
Although, in retrospect, maybe it's always been that way... couldn't have all been luck.
I'm probably being dramatic about this (I know I am) but I think I'm allowed to be... this entire transition is so overwhelmingly bittersweet. I am currently living at home. Beginning June 1st I'll be working in the city at my 3-month internship. From there? Only time will tell. And after four glorious years, I'm ready.

"Wherever you go, go will all your heart." -Confucius
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my loves! This blog and I are headed right back to reality tomorrow :).


  1. Beautiful photos (again)! :) I just wondered why on your cap/hat did you have two different colour tassles?

  2. Little Bookworm: Thank you, dear! Oh, good question :) each SU college and degree has a different color tassel. I graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences with a B.A. in addition to the Newhouse School of Public Communications with a B.S. And coincidentally enough, the combination happened to be my high school colors!

  3. UNREAL!!!! I wish I could have watched your beautiful self walk! Congratulations, my love. I hope you are taking some time to relax before your internship! xoxoxo

  4. Great perspective on the transition into the "real world." Best of luck to you, Danielle!

  5. This is so exciting to see! I never walked because I graduated in the winter and didn't have time to head back! I agree with Kailey, I hope you have time for some restin' before the internship. I jumped right in mine with no proper rest and it hurttttt.

  6. Congratulations! Seriously be proud of your accomplishments; education and finishing it off is not an easy task!

    what a great quote and wonderful way to present all the pictures!

  7. Kailey (SnackFace): Ah thank you! Savor your last few weeks my dear :)

    BroccoliHut: Thanks so much, love!

    claire: Ah yes, well the pictures are nice but the ceremony was rather drawn out :) thanks!

    whataboutsummer: Thank you! I love that quote :).

  8. A huge congratulations Danielle!!!! You've accomplished so much and now the world is your oyster!!!!

  9. A Toronto girl out West: Thank so much, sweetheart! I sure hope so!


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