THE GRADUATE

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Well y’all, after four years of blood, sweat and tears, I FINALLY GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE! I can’t tell you how many times this day has played through my mind. I can remember being a freshman in college saying that I can’t wait to be done with school. Now I’m here, done with school and I honestly have no idea what to do with myself. My entire life, all I’ve known how to do is be a student, study for tests and go to class. Now that I’m officially done, I really don’t know how to feel.

On the one hand I am extremely overjoyed. Number one, I am so happy to be back in Chicago with all my friends and family. Being away from home the last two years (while it was fun) was not easy, and while moving would have been fun for a while, it just would not be home. I’m thankful to be back near the beach and will be moving to the city within the next year (or two). On the other hand, I’m really going to miss Louisville. I’ll miss the people I’ve met, the amazing food, the culture and most of all my alma mater. UofL was an experience like no other, and I am so blessed to have been granted the opportunity to go to the school of my choice! 

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Graduation pictures- Dress: Forever 21 (Similar here) | Shoes: Public Desire | Necklace: J.Crew (Similar here)

Graduation day– Dress: Kate Spade (Similar here) | Shoes: Steve Madden | Earrings: J.Crew (Similar here)


Going to college is a privilege that none of us should take for granted. I’m so thankful for all of the exciting times I had at UofL and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead! I also want to take the time to congratulate my friends as well as any of you who have also graduated! Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment, and we should not take it lightly. We earned this! Currently, I am in the process of interviewing for jobs here in Chicago. Entering into the workforce full-time is a scary idea, but thanks to my many years of education and the undying support of my family and friends, I feel more ready than ever!

Now that I’ve graduated, I have so much more time to focus on my own personal goals. I can blog more, improve my health and wellness routine, and most importantly I can travel. I have a few vacations planned for the next few years and I can’t wait to explore the world! When you’re in college you don’t always have time for everything you want to do, so it feels good to be able to take this time and be a little selfish.

As for Louisville, I will always go back and visit because it has become a second home for me. It felt so amazing having all of my family in town. A lot of them had never been to Louisville before, and it filled me with so much pride and joy that they fell in love with the city just like I did two years ago. I could not have asked for a better weekend, and it felt good to celebrate this milestone with the ones I love. Congratulations again to all the graduates! We did it!

Comments

Chloe

YAY! Congratulations on graduating! Hope you find a job soon! You look gorgeous in this dress! 🙂

xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/crane-print/

Nicole Green

Congratulations Danielle! You should be so proud.

Catherine

Congrats!! I have a bunch of friends graduating this year from University and their so excited to start their lives after school. I loved the outfits, and good luck with your future!

xo
Catherine | Beauty by Catherine

Jessica

Congratulations! I love the lace dress that you wore to the rites!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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