FRIDAY (the 29th)
So classes are over. When they’re all online, it’s incredibly anticlimactic. In person, you have all these shared experiences and interaction with people and it’s sort of sad when class is over but over Zoom, everyone just waves goodbye and signs off. Weird.
I’ve finished almost all my classes except my final project class which I’m taking this summer so I can finally attempt to complete one of my two goals which is to get a job (My other goal is to graduate which I though I was going to do a year ago but silly me decided I wanted to be a broke knowledge seeker for even longer).
SCAD only has one graduation a year since I guess the college isn’t that big. Students (like me) who are finishing in the summer may be allowed to attend the ceremony too. I wasn’t planning on it before this whole quarantine thing happened, but now it’s online. More importantly, they said every student who registers for the online graduation gets a free box of surprises. So now I am attending the graduation.
The box came a few weeks ago, and it was much larger than I thought it would be, which could only mean getting my hopes up despite the fact that deep down, I knew it would be at least slightly disappointing. We were instructed not to open it until graduation so I patiently waited. That is, until I finished my last class of the quarter and decided that I’d rather be disappointed by the box’s content right then and there, rather than wait until graduation.
So I opened. And inside the bizarrely large box was another box. And inside that box was an inordinately large amount of pink paper confetti. After rooting around in the stuff, I unearthed some real treasures.
And it was not as lame as I thought, so good job SCAD.
SATURDAY (the 30th)
Today was the virtual graduation ceremony. It was actually also pretty nice even though I’m not technically graduating until the end of the summer. Alicia Keys was the keynote speaker so that was pretty awesome.
Now, I have to do some packing. I like packing because it’s sort of a game trying to figure out how to pack as efficiently as possible but I don’t like packing because then my room is empty and sad. There is a ton of stuff in my room that I have collected over the years and I don’t know how I’m going to fit it all in my new apartment. Oh, where am I moving to you ask? Yes I will be moving to Silver Spring, Maryland with none other than my BFF log “the log” logson aka Logan. No, I don’t have a job yet so please don’t ask me about it, ok, thanks. I’m very excited to be moving to place that I can live in full-time! It’s getting kind of annoying having stuff in two locations, what with being in school and all.