I’m Graduating?

for the past 3 or 4 hours, i’ve been in my room duct taping boxes and packing up my room. or trying to, anyway. :mad: i was doing alright for a while and i started packing up pictures and just lost it. the last few months have been so weird for me that it doesn’t even seem real.

adam and i have had a ridiculously screwed up last few months. i’ve successfully drowned myself in web development projects (lucrative, but very stressful). i’ve become obsessed with the project i’ve been working on all semester (jorp). for most of the semester i was obsessed with my research paper that i just found out i’ll be continuing over the next few months on top of the website deals i just made. being president of AITP this semester was a hell of an experience. las vegas. oklahoma. EVERYTHING has been a big deal this semester. everything.

i’ve been having the time of my life with some of the best friends i’ve ever had in my life and at the same time i’ve been trying to prepare myself for when i move next week and won’t see them every day, and some of them (i hate to say this) i might not even see again. :( i am going to miss my CIS/AITP family more than anything… and even my professors who have become like a second set of parents.

i’ve been trying to fathom what it will be like not living in boone anymore, not seeing mountaintops and sunsets and sunrises from my living room window, not living in the high country in a town where being weird is totally the norm. the last 5 years (although they’ve been a bit hectic at times) have truly been incredible.

i know i’ll come back to boone and visit, but it’s hard to imagine anything can compare to the life i’ve lived since 2004.

charleston, here i come. new career, here i come. new apartment, here i come. as of tomorrow at 4:30 PM, i will be a college graduate. then i have 22 days until my new job starts and i will officially have started a new chapter in my life. this better be good. :drunk:


  • Sara Williams says:

    Hi Whitney! I just wanted to say that reading your blog post about graduating put me right back to my year of graduating college (geez, 3 years ago!). I have to admit that I miss Boone every day. The mountains and life that I lived up there was spectacular and I wouldn’t trade anything for that experience. But as you said, the time comes to start a new chapter in our lives. I wish you all the best of luck in everything to come. I love your website and know you are going to do a wonderful job for any website deals that you have planned. Enjoy Charleston! I interviewed there, but the job just wasn’t right for me. I hope you enjoy it. Take care!

  • Kelley says:

    Congratulations little lady! I know it’s hard to think about leaving and starting anew but I’m sure everything will turn out to be even more AWESOME!!

  • short stack says:

    Sara- I’m glad someone else feels the same way about Boone. :) Thank you both for the kind words. :) I am SO excited!

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