Turning to Another Chapter.

It’s hard to believe today is the last day of April.

I feel like just yesterday I was Tweeting how excited I was for this month. And it was exciting. But also stressful…like beyond belief stressful.

I am proud to announce I am officially graduating from Kent State University in August. Yes, four months and I am an official “adult.”

Scary, yet so exciting.

I am in love with college. I love everything about Kent State. I love the journalism program the school has, I love my professors, the students, the places I’ve lived, the friends I’ve made, the boys I’ve dated. Every experience I have had here at Kent State has made me the person I am today and I can honestly say I love who I am. I love the person I’ve grown into these past four years here. Even through all the heartbreak, stress, fall outs, good times and crazy parties, I wouldn’t change a thing about my time spent here at Kent. People weren’t lying when they said that college would be the best days of your life.

Friday marks the beginning of a new chapter — the last one here at Kent.

Come May 4, I will be done with spring semester, done with my current internship in downtown Cleveland, (driving to Cleveland three days a week, PLUS parking, cost a pretty penny, especially for a broke college kid) and lastly, my current roommate is moving out. (Let’s just say we had a falling out this past year, and I am PUMPED to have the apartment to myself all summer!)

On May 7 I start my brand new internship at Robinson Memorial Hospital, where I will be working in the Public Relations department. The following week I begin summer classes. Repeat for four months and it brings me to August 11, graduation day.

I am excited to get finals week out of the way and turn the page to something new. In fact, a very pleasant and new experiences-type-of-day was spent yesterday celebrating my future sister-in-law at her bridal shower. It’s weird to think my brother is getting married, but we seem to be finally growing up! The shower was then followed by a visit to a local winery — which was my first time ever going to one. (By the way, it was fabulous. We stopped at South River Vineyard, more can be found here.)

Mom and I at the bridal shower.

Mom and I at the bridal shower.

South River Vineyard is an old church. How cool is that?

South River Vineyard is an old church. How cool is that?

A view of one of the decks, beautiful. Look how it over sees the vines in the background. Everything had a Greek feel to it too.

A view of one of the decks, beautiful. Look how it over sees the vines in the background. Everything had a Greek feel to it too.

I am looking forward to the wedding (June 30) and even more looking forward to spending more time with this little guy…

My godson Jacob and I on Easter.

My godson Jacob and I on Easter.

So with my sentimental post about turning the page and life moving on, I will leave you with this precious, high school graduation picture of my friends and I back in May, 2008. (The majority of these girls will also be moving back home to Chardon at the end of the summer, as will I.)

It’s all bittersweet.

The next time I will be wearing graduation robes I'll be celebrating gold and navy blue.

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