It is the time of year for graduations. Some of you know that I work at a college and tomorrow is the commencement ceremony at my college. It is going to be a scorcher here in So. Cal. and I get to wear that black outfit in the picture (the picture is from my graduation from graduate school in 2002). So black robe, 90 degree weather, outdoor graduation!!
All that aside, it is an exciting time of year on campus as students prepare for graduation but it is also bittersweet. I get to see my seniors graduate and move on to new and wonderful endeavors, but then they also leave me and it does make me sad to see them go.
I am so blessed to work with such wonderful students, they are intelligent and kind individuals. This week, my seniors have been coming by to say goodbye and drop off gifts and thank you cards. They are ever so thoughtful. In the years that I have the privilege of working and teaching them I witness their growth and maturity. It is amazing to see them start as freshman and to grow into these amazing adults who will be our leaders (and trust me these students will definitely become movers and shakers). This year, two of my seniors were bestowed with two very prestigious awards and I am ever so proud of them and their accomplishments. As they head off to graduate school and the world of work, I know that the will do great and wonderful things. I will missed them but I am so proud of them and I know that they will be back to visit from time to time.
Congratulation to the Class of 2008 and my cherished graduates!!