It's hard to believe that on Saturday it will be a whole year since I graduated from Assumption College. It feels like graduation was just yesterday, yet at the same time so much has changed. It's bittersweet, as most things in life are, but there's a significant emphasis on sweet.
As my first year of grad school comes to an end, it's tough to not get a little sappy about all the great things that have happened to me. I've met some really amazing people who have had a profound impact on me, and I'd like to take the chance to let them know how very thankful I am for it.
Old T.A.'s, especially Sam & Nicole, I hope you realize that I probably wouldn't have made it through my first year without you (seeing that you're graduating, I may not make it through my second). Whether I needed some guidance & inspiration, an ear to listen, a copy machine technician, or just a laugh, you guys were always there (literally, sitting at your desks), regardless of your own crazy agendas. You've left some pretty big shoes to fill (God help me), and life at UMD won't be the same without you. Miss you already!
New T.A.'s, Cassie & Tyler, we made it through our first year! Can you believe it? We've come so far. I have a lot of faith in the ability of you two to hold down the fort next year (me, not so much) and I'm so glad we have another year (or two, or three) together. It's crazy how people that I've known for such a short time could become so important to me, but you have, and I'm grateful for it. Here's to us & another successful year to come after what I hope will be a nice, long summer.
Speaking of summer, I'll be in London this time next week! Crazy how time flies. Probably should get to trip preparation...