Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Well I did it! And I didn't fall across the stage and make a big fool of myself either! It was a very nice ceremony except that the keynote speaker, Mr. Nate Harper Pittsburgh police chief was of course 20 minutes late! Other than that everything went very smoothly and I didn't cry like a baby. My eyes started tearing up as we all marched into the auditorium while the Pomp and Circumstance music was playing. I could see my family all sitting there and I had to turn away so I wouldn't start balling!

It was very nice to see my many wonderful teachers and get a chance to thank them for their endless dedication to me and my fellow students. Without them I wouldn't have the knowledge and skills that I possess. It all kinda happened so fast; I'm only now sitting back and rehashing it. I have one of the biggest smiles I've ever had. This is the best feeling; it beats any nod from any bag of heroin ever!!!!!!!!

The next chapter of my life has begun. My father wrote me a very touching letter that says to not limit myself as this is my start, not my finish. How true. I am just beginning and it feels awesome!


  1. I had to comment on your post, I've been following you for a long time and read your ups and downs about life in general and of course waitressing. I have to tell you that this is awesome!! I'm so happy for you and your father is right-this is just the beginning girl! :0)


    This is such a big deal....you should really party like it's 1999!

  3. new beginnings are always invigorating and you're doing well to take notice and appreciate what you've accomplished.

    congrats again. you deserve it

  4. This is awesome! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear all the new and exciting things that will come with this beginning!


    CONGRATULATIONS, my friend!!!!!

    OMG..I am sooooooooo freakin' happy and PROUD of you!!!!!

    I so wish I could have been there!!!

    And your father is so right....this is just the start!

    Looking forward to seeing where your new journey takes you!

    X ya!

  6. Congratulations on graduation!

    I hope you're excited about what comes next! (It's okay to be terrified, too. Either way.)

  7. Ahhhhh, change!
    Isn't grand when we make it happen instead of waiting for it to happen?
    Attitude and actions - the only things we control.

  8. Saw this kinda late but congrats! It is a big deal to finish something and you did it with style..with a job waiting in the wings...you GO girl!!