So FIVE years ago (to this day), I graduated college. Woah. Seriously, where does the time go? Anyway, in honor of the occasion, check out these photos my mom took of the tremendous day (FIVE years ago)!
|I remember borrowing this dress from Marah and thinking she was going to murder me when she found out.|
|The VIP seats - TK's was one of them.|
|I really wish I could remember what Sarah and I were talking about.|
|So many hats.|
|Note to self - Air-dried hair - not so great looking - but it was TALLAHASSEE|
|Such proud FSU parents - matching shirts - c/o me (and Bill's Bookstore).|
|Dad started the crying first.|
|A (second) lunch at the Riverside Cafe in St. Marks|
|Andrew Pierce was such a good sport - ALL day, with ALL the photos.|
|Marinas are the best.|
|Graduation Cap - Hat Hair is the worst.|
|Dinner at Bahn Thai on S Monroe Street.|
|I wish I could remember what Taryn and her mom were laughing so hard at.|
|Family (ies) photo.|
The weekend around May 2nd is always super nostalgic for me, so I usually end up doing something fun to: a) remember that I graduated college and b) do something that I could only do because I graduated college. Graduating wasn't the easiest thing (well, the school part was, the after part wasn't) - leaving my friends, moving back home, applying for a job in a recession, but it's definitely one of my proudest accomplishments (that and graduating with close to no student loan debt is always amazing).
The years since graduation, I:
1. 2010: Went to Washington, DC to see the Shout-Out-Louds with Taryn (shown above) and her brother (he took some of the last few photos)
2. 2011: Visited Morocco (the same day as a bombing in the city I was visiting)
3. 2012: Worked - so I could save my vacation time for Crystal Fighters (Toronto) and Lollapalooza (Chicago)
4. 2013: Had a shopping party (Chicago)
This year, I'm staying in Ohio to celebrate the upcoming arrival of my cousin's baby (remember when she got married) - Goodness, we're all growing up SO fast (but seriously, can we slow that nonsense down a bit?)!
In the next few days, I'll be sharing some photos from these past adventures (since I haven't shared them on this blog yet)! So stay tuned!
Photos by Momma Rode.