The ceremony was actually pretty nice, especially the procession. We walked on Locust from 39th St. to 33rd St. and then on to Franklin Field. I was surrounded with people all wearing the same goofy cap and gown set as me and loving the feeling. I felt so accomplished and even more so when Amy Gutmann pronounced my degree official and the engineering section got to hoot and holler.
It was a great day and I can't believe it's over, graduation, penn, everything. I've really grown so much during my time there and learned more about myself (and, ya know, bioengineering!). Although, I'm glad I'm taking a detour to grad school instead of jumping straight to corporate America. I feel like it'll give me a chance to still be a little irresponsible every now and then.
As much as I feel this day should be captured into words and great encompassing statements said, I don't really think I can do that. It hasn't sunk in. Goodbyes don't really feel like anything or give any sense of closure. But I know a part of me will always belong to Penn. I hope I get to come back and visit soon.
and woo! I have a degree!