It’s still a bit surreal, the thought that I’m done with school and won’t see my classmates in the same room for a while. After 2 years of having classes together, it’s a routine that was as natural as taking a shower. We all came from different parts of the country, and some people are going home, while others have decided to stay in the DMV (District, Maryland and Virginia) area.
Now what? Real adult life begins with job hunting.
The graduation festivities included hosting family from New York, Florida, Costa Rica and Los Angeles. It was lots of work, and I realized how my apartment was not really equipped for large numbers of people. For one, we don’t really have a “common area.” No table or chairs to sit and eat which meant that everyone kind of just found a chair and a piece of kitchen counter space and had their dinner. The common area thing was never an issue for me since I had most of my meals in my bedroom. And my roommate and I hardly see each other, let alone have time to eat together (I have offered her some food when we are cooking in the kitchen together). Besides that, to cut on costs and to prevent people from saying they couldn’t make graduation, I rented out the apartment across the hall so that people would have somewhere to stay without paying exorbitant hotel prices. That was an interesting set up, with air mattresses and temporary set ups for the couple of days people were in town. All in all, hosting is fun, and even better when you can accommodate folk in a good space with amenities.
It’s a bit sad to be at the end of the road. A week ago, I had 2 apartments full of people and now… I’m sitting in my room thinking about what kind of shenanigans I will get into this summer. And how I will afford them. The dust from celebrations has definitely settled. The bills are real.
I’m not too worried, though.
Below are just some pics from the graduation and the weekend. Enjoy!
25 thoughts on “Graduation ReCap: I’m a Master!”
Congrats! Wow! Your mother is beautiful! I see where you get your good looks. 🙂
Thanks! She’s pretty special. My father is not bad looking himself. 🙂 lol
Trace! You look gorgeous! And so does the fam! I’m so proud of you. And as I’ve told you privately before, you are an inspiration in more wats than one. Much luck on your new adventure(s) here on out. God bless Xo,
Thanks. Just go on and do it. Do IT!
I love 1+1= Tracey…. love.. super cute! Congrats again.. We still need our own celebration shenanigans. 🙂
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Congratulations!!! So so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #slpeeps #slp2b #slpcf
Thanks! I made it!
Congrats!! I’m so proud of you!!!
Wow. I’ve been on this journey with you and it was very interesting. Thanks for sharing so much about your experiences!
Nice to see you with the parents.
I’m really happy for you and as always so proud of you, Tracey. Great job! The excitement is just beginning!
#itaintover! Thanks for your wishes. Now…on to being a real life adult again.
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Oh my, I missed a lot. Congrats!!! I’m so happy for you! Your mom looks like a model. Your dad look young and handsome.
Thanks, my mom was a model agesss ago! 🙂 Even after she had me, she never lost her body.
Wow!! She still looks the part.
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Pretty pictures! And, yes, bills are a real eye opener. Good luck with that, Lol. Congratulations on graduation…following your blog now 🙂
Hi! Thanks, I went to visit yours, Are you on Twitter?
I never go on twitter but you can Fb me at Tiwana Wright (Facebook.com/tiwana7) I don’t frequent social media sites but look me up..Instagram is TiwanaWright 😀
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