So, it’s come to this.
I knew this day would come, but like most things in life that you’re well aware of, they still tend to catch you by surprise.
It’s my last blog. Or at least my last blog as an undergraduate student, and my last blog with Admissions & Outreach at CSU Stanislaus.
I’m graduating Friday with my BA, and it still hasn’t fully hit me. That all the hard work I’ve put in, the countless hours reading, writing, and growing have been for this moment (and much more than this moment). And while I’ll be walking the stage and hear my name called out in front of thousands, I know this is beyond me. That the work I plan to do is much more than me, than my name. But that’s for another time…
I would like to thank Sara Aguiar, my supervisor. She’s been patient, understanding, and kind. Always. And it’s been an absolute pleasure working with her. And a quick shout-out to Alyssa Mazzina, my supervisor for a few short months, but helped train Sara and I with everything we know. Thank you both for this amazing opportunity and instilling a passion for expression through words.
But this is hardly an ending (and I think every ending is a beginning of something else entirely). I plan to continue blogging, more personally about anything and everything under the sun. This blog will be raw; a personal reflection of everything I am and will deal with LGBTQ+ issues, graduate school fun (and the oh-not-so fun), my dog, video games, and anything else life plans to throw my way.
Blogging is therapeutic. It’s healthy and reflective. It makes you a better writer and increases your attention to detail skills (which are marketable skills in any profession).
Florence + the Machine sings in the song Heartlines (off her Ceremonials album) “just keep following the heartlines on your hand. Keep it up, I know you can.” And that’s exactly what I plan on doing.
More than anything I’m extremely thankful I’ve had this opportunity to be me.
Follow along in the next step of my journey:
See you on the other side!