Well hellooooooo, blog readers! A number of factors have caused me to neglect this blog for the last month or so, including lack of internet, a chaotic schedule, finals, etc. But I’m happy to say that I’m back!
So, let me get you updated on things. The same weekend I wrote my last post, huge news broke – Osama bin Laden was killed. Social media blew up that night, and of course I followed along with all the excitement.
Happy to take part in the online discussion about OBL's death.
I was lucky enough to be featured in an article for Huffington Post about the reaction to OBL’s death on college campuses – you can read that article here.
After all that excitement, I had to take finals and turn in last assignments, all of which went well. I finished my last semester of college with a 4.0! But I couldn’t celebrate too hard – I had to (temporarily) move home with my parents. All my stuff from my old house is piled high in the garage now, and I’m back in my old room for the time being.
Then, this happened:
YES! That’s me! With a Bachelor’s Degree! I’m so thrilled to be finished. Graduation weekend was absolutely wonderful, and thankfully, WVU put together this lovely video with highlights from all the commencement ceremonies. (I’m featured at the 00:30 mark!) Every time I watch this, it reminds me how special graduation was.
So, now what?
Well first, I’ll be taking a beach vacation with my family & best friend. I figured I better get in a little R&R before I start at the Huffington Post June 6th. I’m excited, nervous and totally scared to live and work in D.C. I think it will be a fantastic experience and I can’t wait to go.
Also, I decided to attend graduate school at the American University School of Communication. I’ll start there August 1, and work for a year to get my master’s in Journalism and Public Affairs.
Since I’m not quite done with school, I’m not going to change the headline on my blog just yet. I’ve still got a year to go before post-grad life really sets in, and I’m hoping to stay in D.C. even after I’m done with grad school. So don’t give up on me yet! I plan to continue blogging about graduate school, moving to a bigger city, adjusting to life outside of West Virginia and – as always – trying to find a job and a way to comfortably settle into post-grad life.
What are your plans for the next year? Do you have any tips for starting graduate school or moving to a bigger city? If so, let me know in the comments – we’re all in this together, right?