Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bye Bye BYU

It's official. Four years of exams, group projects, and harsh winters have finally paid off. I graduated BYU. I got my degree. (Well, almost. I technically won't get it until June.) I did it.

These last couple of days have been hectic, but I won't ever forget the time I walked on that stage in my cap and gown and spoke about how grateful I was for this school and the Communications Department. How I loved every experience I've been given, from my classes, to the Bradley Lab, to my internships, to the wonderful people and friends I met while I was here. It was an honor to be able to reflect on those things, and I hope my fellow graduates were able to look back on their own college experience and realize the potential they have. Especially my fellow PR folk--we're the best.

Tomorrow I fly out to my internship in New York, effectively beginning the next phase of my life. It hasn't hit me quite yet that I will no longer walk across the campus grounds of BYU as a student. Or that I might not see Provo or some of the amazing friends I made here for quite a while. It's a little depressing, but you can't be stuck in the past. I'm ready for whatever the future has in store for me. Bring it on, post-grad life.

P.S. As soon as the recording of my speech is sent to me I will post it here. I know some people wished they could have come, but were either too far away or too tired to come at 8 in the morning. I don't blame you; I've probably slept a total of seven hours the last three days.

P.P.S. There's a lot more I could say about my awesome experiences as an undergrad, but the thing I'll miss the most is the people. And since a blog post can't properly express how much I'll miss everyone, I'm currently working on a goodbye video showcasing everyone that's made an impact on my time here in Utah. I'm also working on one telling all things I won't miss so much about this place. My computer's been pretty sketchy lately though, so I'm not sure when I'll have it done.

P.P.P.S. Did I mention I'll be in New York tomorrow??? Stay tuned for my adventures in the concrete jungle. 

1 comment:

  1. AH don't make me cry! Little do you know how much I am going to miss you. Seriously Chels, I'm so glad we are friends. I'm actually gonna be in New York with my roommates in about two weeks! We could meet up, yes? :)