Author: Alycia Fulton

Commencement: It’s the Beginning, Not the End

CAHNR Commencement 2014
CAHNR Commencement 2014

With graduation right around the corner, it’s starting to get very real that our undergraduate careers are nearly over. Despite the constant warnings from family that college would fly by, it didn’t change the fact that it did. If you’re like me, you tried to make the most of your time at this amazing university; nevertheless, there are always those quick moments, such as after a long day of writing a paper or during a difficult exam that you wished the time in school away. As we look towards the next chapter, it might seem as if the best years of our lives are now behind us. However, you cannot buy into that myth! Of course, everyone knows college is an awesome opportunity, one where you can try out new things at any time and meet people just by walking out of your dormitory door. Before we don our caps and gowns to join our friends in celebrating great memories and new beginnings, we should take a moment to appreciate the wonderful school we’ve attended the past few years. Nevertheless, our time spent as undergraduates cannot be used to define some peak in our lives, as it is just a stepping stone to much greater heights.

What lies ahead will be different from what we’re used to, yet whether we head towards Continue reading