College Educated… I Graduated

Post-grad life is no joke. Seriously. A week after graduating from Temple I was on my way to The Big City. The Big Apple. New York, New York. I secured an internship at Us Weekly and (somehow) convinced my big cousin to let me crash at her place. Life looked good.

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Please don’t get me wrong because life still looks good (great even). It’s just I don’t think I realized how much I loved the support system college offered. I took for granted having my all of my friends live within a 10 minute walk from me. I miss having a gym across the street from my building. I even miss being able to use dining halls at my dispense, and trust me, that’s saying something.

With that said, I am immensely thankful for the four beautiful years I spent at Temple University. If anyone out there is looking for a college to attend I would HIGHLY recommend checking out my alma mater, Temple. I realized a few days ago that Temple gave me the things I value most in this life. Temple gave me my best friends, my boyfriend, my education and the opportunity to pursue a career in magazines. Aside from God and my family… those are the most important parts of my life. Walking across that stage felt surreal not only because I was famished and focusing on not tripping, but because I so clearly remembered my first week on that campus. For me, it was love at first sight and now that journey is over.

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I’d like to think I too know things now. I know how to write a cover letter. I know how to pass an exam I absolutely did not study for (whoops). I know how to live states away from my parents. I know how to make worthwhile friends. And more importantly, I know what to look for in friends. And above all I know a teeny tiny bit more about myself. I like to think that is my greatest accomplishment yet.

So, here’s to a summer in New York. And here’s to not letting my education end with my college degree. I have a feeling that this is only the beginning.

One Comment

  1. Hi Paulina!

    Congratulations on the Graduation 🙂 Welcome to the Real World!

    I’m loving your blog (followed!) but I would also like to invite you to submit a short piece to my own. I think your perspective and style of writing would be a perfect piece for my project.

    It’d also be a great way to get your blog/writing out there.

    Please feel free to email me (jennifer@youngandtwenty) with more questions, or take a look at the ‘BEING Young & Twenty’ page on my blog.

    I hope I’ll hear from you 🙂

    Jennifer

    youngandtwenty.com

    Reply

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