Friday, May 29, 2015

Graduation recap!

May has been a whirlwind of a month, but it has finally calmed down enough for me to start lining up posts here. I thought I'd just share some fun pictures to recap my graduation from Chatham University. I earned my MFA in creative writing after two years in Pittsburgh. 

The evening before graduation, I participated in the department's final reading and read a snippet from my short story, "Halfway to Honduras." I was also honored as a finalist for the Best Thesis Award in fiction along with two of my friends. The award winner is a third wonderful friend of mine whose thesis I read and LOVED! It was a great evening of celebrating everyone. 

Here I am, an official graduate! Well, as official as you can be with an empty diploma holder. The actual diploma is coming in the mail sometime in June! 

Mom and Dad!

Taking an epic selfie with my ficton family!

And the result of that selfie struggle! These people (along with a couple others who are missing) were my light for two years. We supported each other 100 percent, and I hope that continues as we all go our separate ways. 
(Also, after this photo was taken we all burst into tears and it was pretty miserable.)

After all the crying, I comforted myself with an Oreo cookie milkshake at Red Robin!

That was my graduation in a nutshell! A wonderful (but sad) day. Now I'm excited for my next chapter (HAHA writing pun intended of course. Writing puns are always intended!), which involves lots and lots of writing! 

(Sidenote: I'm posting this from the Blogger app on my iPad, so I'm not sure how the formatting will turn out. Bear with me if it looks a little crazy!)


  1. omg omg omg omg omg happy graduation and wow you're amazing!! Congrats on all your achievements :D :D

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  2. Congratulations!!! Looks like a happy, though bittersweet day. Wishing you the best of luck as you continue to chase your dreams!

    1. Thanks, Leandra! :) It definitely was bittersweet, but a great day too!


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