Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Last friday was my graduation from Salt Lake Community College. I was so excited and so nervous. Last time I did this I was with a bunch of my friends who were doing the same thing. This time I was on my own. I arrived on time (enough) and was too nevous to enjoy the fruit kabobs and bagles they had set out for the graduates. I struggled to get my little white collar on and to keep my cords and the stole from blowing away. Finally I decided to line up and was just a little astonished to see that the line extended from the SI building to the institute and arround the corner to the automotive trades building. It was amazing. It just so happened that I ended up next to a friend of mine and that made the procedings more bareable. Before everyone walks into the gym all the teachers in their schools robes walk down the middle of our lines and we get to cheer for them, then, as we are processionaling in to the gym all the teachers are standing and clapping for us. That means that I got to see my dad in his robes twice! I was very cool to know that even though I was not staning next to him, that he was in this with me. The ceremony itself was not as boring as I thought it would be, but for a more accurate description of the events, ask Nik, Jeanne, My mom and and my uncle Pres. They all attened, despite my warnings. I tried to keep talking though most of it so I wouldnt think about how nervous I was. Finally it was my turn to get my diploma (holder) and I managed to walk up the first ramp, get the holder, shake two peoples hands and walk down the second ramp with out tripping. Go me. Afterwards we took lots of pictures and then went to my parents house for a barbecue. I was very impressed at the turnout. I thought for sure that midday on a friday would mean that no one could come, but I felt very supported. I even got to see a good friend from high school I haddnt seen in more than a year. Thank you to eveyone that came and made me feel so accomplished. I was a great day, topped off by a great night.