Commencement and Graduation Eats
Thank you all so much for your congrats!!! I appreciate it so much :D.
On Sunday, I attended the school-wide commencement ceremony and the ceremony for my department. The school-wide one, while hot since we were sitting directly in the sun with those long black gowns on, was really nice! The speaker was a man named Eric Greitens who has done some amazing things in his life including being a humanitary, a Navy SEAL, a Rhodes Scholar, and an author. His commencement address was amazing and very inspiring. He urged all of us graduates to pursue a life where we serve others, and that in doing so we will create a wonderful and meaningful adventure for ourselves.
I urge all of you to read his address here. I think it’s something that can apply to anyone!
Anyway, immediately following that was my department ceremony. It was really nice and intimate since there were only about 60 of us students! And even though I was technically only walking instead of graduating, it was still really symbolic of being done with my academic work :).
I can’t believe it’s done! Craziness! Actually this past weekend was pretty much craziness haha. I am so sorry for being pretty much absent from the blog world, but I’m back now!
On Friday all of my stuff was moved out of my apartment, so the rest of the weekend I was pretty much living out of a few suitcases and staying in my mom’s hotel room. As I predicted in Saturday’s post, this weekend consisted of a lot of meals eaten out and lots of desserts. I’m not going to lie and say that I felt totally comfortable about it because I didn’t. I had a few moments where I was freaking out a bit on the inside, but looking back on the weekend I realize that I don’t really regret eating anything that I did because it was all soooo incredibly delicious!
Let’s see, for starters I had my first cannoli from the famous Mike’s Pastry in The North End in Boston. It was to die for!
I also had some really awesome dinners! Saturday evening my dad and I went to the Union Oyster House in downtown Boston and I had the swordfish special. Oh wow was it good. I haven’t had swordfish in ages and it didn’t disappoint!
On Sunday night I went to dinner with my mom and her boyfriend at Bin 26 Enoteca and after trying to decide on what I wanted (which was basically the whole menu) I finally chose the steak. I haven’t had red meat in a while either and once I heard the waitress say it was one of her favorite dishes I new I needed to have it. Again, this was another amazing meal!
I had some really tasty lunches too and a delicious dinner on Friday night, but silly me forgot to take pictures haha.
And finally, I am now back in Ohio! As happy as I am to be back home, I’m also really sad to have moved away from Boston and the great friends that I made there. It’s going to be so strange and incredibly sad not seeing the same girls almost every single day. Good thing technology helps us keep in touch these days right?
Yesterday was a long, long day. My mom and I made the long 13-hour drive home from Boston. Let’s just say that I am so glad that day is over haha. And after indulging over the weekend, not really exercising, and sitting in a car all day I’m ready for a good workout!
I hope you all have a great Tuesday!