I graduated!

It was such a big day full of so many big things, so I’ll just share three pictures:

My friend Caroline Kessler giving her stunning graduation speech–entreating us all to defy easy explainations:

Caroline Kessler speaking at Carnegie Mellon Graduation

My friend Izzy and I in line–as fellow 5th years, we’ve kept each other company this semester but we first met when he helped me pick a fight with our World History professor over his use of Turnitin.com back in my first semester at Carnegie Mellon:
Jessica Dickinson Goodman and Ismail Smith Wade El at Carnegie Mellon Graduation

Finally, but not least, I carried my grandfather’s 1948 class medallion with me for my entire graduation day. He didn’t graduate from CMU–he went here for a few years during his time at West Point to get additional training–but he was here when I walked last year and he is no longer.
My Grandfather's 1948 Class Medallion at My Graduation

That’s it on graduation for now. I’m too excited for my next steps to have fully processed what it means to no longer be on a campus but have my entire life to learn.

Inspirational Quote:

“You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.”–John Updike

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