“Five minutes”. These are the first two words of the day that would always come out from my mouth. I seriously have a hard time getting up in the morning, especially on a weekend. I am not a morning person but I think I just broke the record one SATURDAY because I jumped out of my bed at freakin’ 4:30am without any complaints. My usual lethargic face has been replaced with a grin. I rose even before the sun did. It was my graduation day.
February 5th of 2011, the day where my future begins.
On my way to PICC, I didn’t have any idea what to expect. Graduation is a very emotional event. I even want to slap myself for putting on too much mascara for I might shed black tears later. Surprisingly, all throughout this special event, I found myself smiling, laughing and kidding around with my batchmates and college friends whom I would never see as often as before, by the end of the day. I guess it didn’t sink in to me that we would all go on separate ways…or maybe, the word ‘goodbye’ is just not in my vocabulary.
Graduation felt like completing the hardest level of a game, and this white rolled parchment is my trophy. I was beyond happy knowing that I made my family proud for I completed my education—with an award. Yes, I marched with a gold medal dangling around my neck. Two days before the big day, my thesis-mates and I received the most outstanding thesis award. Our months of hard work paid off. I’m very proud of our group and I would forever value the friendship and closeness that we had. Cheesy much? But seriously, if ever you paid the time to read this entry, from the bottom of my heart, I LOVE YOU TEAM PROXIMITY. I don’t know if it’s coincidence, proximity means closeness.
I also have tons of people whom I want to thank—professors, colleagues, friends and family—you know who you are (If I know your name, you’re definitely one of them). I wouldn’t be able to wear a toga without you people. Again, if ever you are reading this, a big THANK YOU for motivating and supporting me to be the best that I can be because you believed in my talents and capabilities. I owe you guys, really. However, there is someone whom I owe BIG TIME—whom I will forever give thanks to. GOD, the BIG GUY above, thank you and I offer my life to You.
At last, I’m done calling myself a student. I am now an unlabeled individual seeking a career on my own. My future starts now, but where do I begin? It’s for me to find out and I’m currently working on it. Just wait and see.
February 5, 2011