Are you heading to any graduation ceremonies or parties this year?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Pomp & Circumstance
After yet another whirlwind week that included visiting my family in California for Mother's Day and then participating in my university’s Commencement Weekend here in DC, I'm finally getting back to blogging and am excited to share a few highlights!
After arriving back in DC on Friday, I spent Saturday afternoon getting ready to attend the first of two graduation ceremonies, this one specific to my college. After receiving ceremonial cords and medals to add to our regalia, my publishing classmates and I cheered each other on as we celebrated two years of hard work and friendship. Stephen recorded an iPhone video of me walking across the stage, and thanks to a live stream set up by the college, my family was able to watch online from California. Two of my former Capitol Hill colleagues and friends also came to watch, and as you can see, I even busted out a pair of high heels!
Next up was Sunday morning's university-wide celebration, which was held on the National Mall. Without a doubt, the highlight of the ceremony was an appearance by journalist Brian Williams, who delivered a terrific commencement speech that was as laugh-out-loud funny as it was inspiring. Just as amazing were the clear skies and temperatures in the low 70s, which made for the perfect ending to an all-around fabulous weekend!