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The Graduate

May 6, 2011

So so many wonderful, fun and exciting things have happened in the past few days.  I hardly know where to begin.

I could ramble on about Cinco de Mayo, but that was yesterday and this is today.

And today, I’m a college graduate.


Note: Cookies do not make for a good breakfast.


And clearly it was a beautiful day to graduate.  It may have been cloudy, drizzly and gloomy all week but today it was 70’s and sunny in Boulder.  Mother Nature knows not to mess with the English commencement.



I have a proud boyfriend.


And even prouder parents.


And supportive friends.


And a sister that will humor my picture taking on “my day”.


Hannah (my roommate and long time friend) were just looking at a picture of us two from our preschool graduation.  And 17 (I think?) years later we’re still friends and spent another graduation together Smile


For some reason I managed to get no pictures with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew, but I’m so glad they could be there.

And let’s not forget the fact that I’m so proud of myself.  I may not have written an honors thesis or graduated with multiple degrees or even with distinction but I graduated in four years and although I may not have enjoyed every minute of my college career I can confidently say that I loved college.  I am genuinely sad to be leaving it, but excited to see what comes next.

And speaking of what comes next, I’m leaving for New Orleans tomorrow morning!!! 

Time to pack!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2011 9:09 PM

    Congratulations Lauren!

  2. May 6, 2011 10:19 PM

    Congrats to you Lauren — what an exciting day 🙂

  3. May 7, 2011 12:16 AM

    Congrats! Graduating in 4 years is an accomplishment.. I don’t know if I know anybody who finished that fast. 🙂

    • May 7, 2011 6:01 PM

      Me neither! All my friends are at least a semester (if not more) away.

  4. May 7, 2011 8:36 AM

    Awwww….what a beautiful and memorable day for you, Lauren! I have such fond memories from my college experience and graduation, and I love hearing when other people do too. College is such a unique and special time in your life, and it’s awesome that you loved the experience for everything that it is. Enjoy your vacay! After pulling all nighters and test cram sessions for the past four years, you’ve earned some serious R & R, girl! 🙂

    • May 7, 2011 6:03 PM

      I couldn’t have said it better myself 🙂 Thanks, Lindsay!

  5. Sheila permalink
    May 7, 2011 12:04 PM

    Congratulations on your graduation! So fun to see the great photos, made me a bit wistful for CU. 🙂 Enjoy your new endeavors whatever they may be!
    Live with intention.
    walk to the edge.
    listen hard.
    practice wellness.
    play with abandon.
    choose with no regret.
    continue to learn.
    appreciate your friends.
    dow what you love.
    live as if this is all there is. (Mary Anne Radmacher)

  6. May 7, 2011 12:59 PM

    YAY!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!

  7. moveovercelery permalink
    May 7, 2011 1:02 PM

    Congrats! You look gorgeous. 🙂

  8. May 7, 2011 2:30 PM

    Congrats lady– you looked adorable!

  9. May 7, 2011 5:44 PM

    Congratulations, Lauren!! And have a safe and fun trip to New Orleans!!

  10. May 7, 2011 6:04 PM

    That’s such a great quote. Thanks, Sheila 🙂

  11. May 7, 2011 6:27 PM

    Congratulation and best wishes 🙂

  12. Mandi permalink
    May 7, 2011 9:24 PM

    Congratulations Lauren! That’s so exciting. 🙂

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