I graduated in December, a commencement ceremony wasteland at BYU. Do you walk in August, before you technically graduate? Or do you wait until April, a semester after you finished? Because of a string of uninteresting circumstances, I did not walk at BYU Commencement in August or this past week. I figure that the purpose of commencement/convocation is offer some sort of ceremonial closure to time spent at college. I guess I didn’t get that closure? So I am writing this.
I worked hard to get into BYU. My experience, however, was not what I expected it to be. BYU can be a hard place, and it definitely wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows.
That, however, doesn’t change the fact that my experience at BYU changed my life. For the better. Debating sociological theories of gender and giving presentations on the social media trends of Marriott International in the Marriott School was never my plan…but I wouldn’t change it (wish I could change aspects of my GPA…but…that’s for another post).
So here’s to the late night roommate talks, studying in HBLL, losing my voice at football games, #sillybilly, the gender coalition, and all the other big and small moments that have made the past few years incredible.