May 17, 2008
Commencement is approaching so quickly! I’ve got my gown and stole and College Honors cord hanging on a hanger so that it’s as wrinkle free as possible. It is only six days away, and while I was really excited about getting graduation over with a couple of weeks ago, my feelings now are mixed with some apprehensions. I know I’m going to miss the times of just kicking back and hanging out in the dorm, and the ease of walking across campus to meet up with your friends. If Cape Week taught me anything, it was that meeting up with people after undergrad will be much harder because everyone will be separated locally in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, all the way to the West Coast.
Speaking of Cape Week, I did not stay for the whole week, but cut it short by returning Friday at 3:30 am to avoid the rain and traffic. Meeting all the Holy Cross students outside of the campus is interesting, and provides me of a glimpse of what’s to come after graduation. After several days out at the Cape, things tend to get a little repetitive, and so the desire to return home (or campus) creeps in, though the time spent in South Yarmouth and Mashpee were a great break from being confined to campus. There’s only so much mini-golfing and bowling one can do while out there. Thanks to Jake and Juliet for letting us use their houses!
The next week is Senior Week. Events that I plan on attending are the Luau, Pub Night, night out at Irish Times, the Boston Harbor Cruise, and trip to Mohegan Sun. It’s about time to brush up on Blackjack strategies. All this leads immediately into Commencement on May 23 (67 degrees and Partly Cloudy as of today). It better stay sunny so that the ceremony can take place outside!