The Graduate

June 18, 2012

This past week has been surreal. After many years of school, countless hours of studying, pages and pages of essays and research, and novel upon novel, I have officially completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree (Major in English, Minor in History).

My convocation ceremony was held on Thursday, one of the coldest days in June I can ever remember (I could see my breath). It was an outdoor ceremony, but luckily the rain held off for us until after it had ended. Afterwards my family and I took photos under cover, and Adam and I stopped by the reception held for English students where we had some snacks and complimentary wine. It was well deserved, I think.

This weekend my mom held a party in my honour to celebrate. It was such a wonderful afternoon surrounded by my many friends and family who have supported me throughout my scholarly journey. I will be returning to school in the Fall to begin my Teaching program. Again, it was a record breaking day for June, not in terms of heat, but in terms of rain. It poured, the entire day. The fog also began to set in. Thankfully we had ample room inside for everyone to mingle.

Here are some of my favourite moments from this past week.

Me & My momma

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  • Reply Margaret June 18, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Congratulations on graduating! I love your dress.

    • Reply Alicia June 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM

      Thank you Margaret!

  • Reply Aunt Weez June 18, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Lou, you have been a strong student with your dicipline in keeping pace with your studies! Well done. Uncle Marv and I were so happy to enjoy your day at the Saturday celebration of your achievement! Was a wonderful day filled with laughter and hugs and tears of joy. What a lovely “blended” family you have. We love you all. The refreshments were so delicious, I’m sure Renato would have been busting his buttons with you and basking in the love of the family and of your dear friends! Thanks for a wonderful day! Luvs to my little baking partner many years ago… Luvs Aunt Weez

    • Reply Alicia June 18, 2012 at 8:22 PM

      Thank you for the lovely comment Auntie! xo

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