The Graduate

I am notorious for being scatterbrained, but seriously, I have not written in such a long time because of all the wonderful and exciting things that have transpired in the last few weeks. I have entered the next phase of ‘life’, and I feel woefully old. Wrinkle cream for my next birthday, please!! πŸ™‚ lol.

Anyways, I am no longer the eager school child, dutifully giving up more than 3/4 of each year for 13 years to my education, and have now moved on to full-time education for probably the next 13 years. -> Only joking, Mother. Promise.

I would first like to take this opportunity to say a little ‘Ha ha ha Told-you-so’ to those who thought graduation was a pipe dream for me. Okay, it might have been awhile ago, but with perseverance, help and chocolate I rolled across the stage last night at the University Center Auditorium to accept my mock-Diploma (the real one is mailed later, but it is a ceremony, so they give you this folder with your name in it…I shall cherish it always!). I was very very very excited. As you can imagine. The feeling of adrenaline rush associated with fear and excitement was once referred to by one of my dear friends as having “owl’s in your tummy”. I find this expression very apt in describing this situation. I was rolled all over hells-half-acre to be able to get from the top of the balcony to the stage and back again. Thank you so much to those who pushed me around all night :D. It was all very wonderful and I wouldn’t never want to forget such a magical night. When I finally get my diploma, I’ll photocopy it and post it here.

The Graduates

Celebrate Good Times

The National Anthem, sung by a fabulous 5.

4 Comments on The Graduate

  1. Jada O'Coffey
    July 4, 2010 at 6:11 am

    hi nicole, i am Jada, amys friend, actually i consider myself more of a sister to her than anything with how much we love eachother. you may not know me, but i know all about you, and you make me so proud i could cry, just to know there is someone so close to someone i lvoe so dearly, with the strength and determination that you have, i wish you all the happiness in the world, and i think about your story almost every day. congradulations on graduating, it must have just felt amazing. i am very proud <3

  2. David Leggett
    July 4, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Nicole – congratulations! from one lymie to another. I am so proud of you and your achievement. You can do anything!!

  3. Rocky
    July 26, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Hi Nicole. This is Roch, the downstairs guy from a few months ago.

    Congratulations on accomplishing a huge milestone. Your determination and perseverance has paid off in spades!

    Today Victoria; tomorrow the World. Wishing you the very best wherever the future takes you.

  4. Jessica!!!
    November 13, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Nicole!!! Today is November 13th, you birthday! you are 18 i believe haha! I wished you a happy birthday today and I saw your link to your blog. I have spent the last 2 hours reading as many as I can. This made me want to cry.

    I love you so much and how amazing you are! I am blown away! You are so stunning in so many ways and I can’t tell you it enough.

    YOu are such an incredible writer, musician, friend and person and I just want you to know that I will love you forever and for always!

    Your friend
    Jessica πŸ˜€


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