Graduating

Listen to this song while reading: 

In exactly one week I’ll be graduating from college. 
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When I was nine years old, I always wondered why time moved so slow. Now, at 22 years old and living on my own, I can’t believe how fast the years have flown by.

Looking back over my four years at Towson, I couldn’t be happier at how things turned out. I did a lot in such a short and memorable amount of time.

76066_134116426751486_1584062244_nI studied abroad in China for a semester, helped start a fraternity, was president of a club, had an internship, landed a full-time job for after school, made a lot of great friends, got to see Tigers football make it to the national championship, witnessed the turn around of the basketball program, saw Kid Cudi at Tigerfest sophomore year, and truly learned a lot about myself.

Like high school, college has its share of ups and downs.
62895_1407065536440_5716966_nAs a freshman, I was so optimistic, energetic, outgoing, and a little crazy at times.

Sophomore year I started to face reality, maturing and learning a thing or two from people older and wiser than me.

Junior year, I changed and had my horizons broaden from being 3406_4777195961116_798880834_n 47015_10200903099438664_1924689132_noverseas in such a new and different environment.

This year as a senior, I learned to not grow up too fast, but rather enjoy life again, have fun joking around and keeping that inner kid inside of me alive.

I feel like I’ve truly cherished my final days as a graduating senior. Although some days were gloomy, and I found it difficult to re-adjust to college life and especially life in America after returning from China, now I am much more relaxed and accepting, enabling myself to fully live my life to its potential.

Thinking back to high school graduation, I just wanted to leave home and most of my classmates behind. I’ll admit, I didn’t enjoy high school as much as I could have. College has been different. Right now I am ready to leave, but will not forget those who touched my life during these past four years.

68089_453039819449_4342399_nI really want to thank God for blessing me with such a wonderful life. I’ve been given so much, and I don’t ever forget it. I continue to remind myself each and every day to pray, be thankful, and live my life in good spirits.

148552_452214013716_7145798_nI also want to thank my grandpa, great grandpa, and other loved ones who have passed, because I know they’re watching over and protecting me with every step I take forward in life.

Next I want to thank my mom, dad, brother, sister, extended family, 156443_10151422389298518_1600392138_nfriends, professors, past employers, and those who have touched my life. Without all of those people, I wouldn’t be in the place I am today. I also wouldn’t have all the great memories I’ve been able to be apart of and share with them.
Lily and IEleven days after I graduate, I start my career in the real world. I’ve been very fortunate to receive a full-time offer with Insight Global in downtown Baltimore. This is everything I could have asked for. I can start working and making money to provide for myself as soon as I leave school. With such a tough job market out there right now, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I don’t know if this career path is going to be what I want to do for the 227591_10150565560410262_8044449_nrest of my life, and I don’t know where it will lead. But whatever happens, I’m sure I’ll be OK and I’ll continue to learn and grow from more and more experience with the new people I meet along the way.

548626_2939429650062_1618929276_nThis is certainly not my last blog post, I will continue to write and share what’s going on in my life. I’ll also post things I see and like in the media, in the world of sports, entertainment, and general things about life.

For now, this will be the last post for brief break. After graduation, I’ll 480095_4151905089235_1984708470_n
take several days off to spend time with family and friends back home. So pop the champagne and let the party begin!

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