I walked today for graduation.
I honestly considered not going but then decided against it.
I'm glad because I loved it.
Sometimes I just sit and reflect upon my life. What did I accomplish? What memories do I cherish most from these past years? Did I really grow as a person?
The reality is that as life moves on we're constantly changing and growing, learning from the culmination of these experiences.
So what did I learn these past four years of my undergrad?? Academically... not much. It's sad but hey that's just the harsh truth. I learned and gained the most from the people I met and interacted with.
One of the biggest lessons I learned in college was this... Every person has something amazing in them. Look for that amazing quality and stop focusing on the negative. Sure, people do crappy things. They may even say things that are plain unintellectual. Or they may do something that is out of line. But at the end of the day we are all human. We make mistakes, we learn from them, and we move on.
So that's one of my new goals... find what's amazing in every person I meet. It kind of reminds me of Pollyanna :)