Yesterday was Mothers Day. It was also the day of UNCs graduation ceremonies! Why UNC picks Mothers Day of all days for graduation is a bit perplexing (let them have their own day!) but alas, it’s how they roll over there. Congratulations nonetheless to the Class of 2010 and especially to all my friends who are now moving on to adult life! (Or delaying it with a few years of grad school)
This means that it’s officially been an entire year since I’ve graduated (and coming up quickly on 1 year in Los Angeles too). WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?!?
Graduation was nice — it was a sunny Chapel Hill day. We decided to forgo the large ceremony in favor of sleeping in, more time for pictures, and the more intimated Communications School ceremony, where they did the whole call-you-up-on-stage bit. I saw some good friends and spent the day with my family.
Occasionally I get nostalgic for the all nighters and the fragmented schedule of classes and exams — my senior year I managed to finagle a couple of 3 Day Weekend schedules, and late afternoon starts, which was certainly nice.
Other times I’m glad I don’t have a 20 page paper or a test on some random elective breathing down my neck.
So it’s kind of a give and take situation.
This year, while I wouldn’t have been up for Grad Day 2.0 it would’ve definitely been nice to sound Mothers Day with my mommy. We always have a lot of fun together and commute-time-catch-ups aren’t quite the same. The downside of moving cross country, I suppose.
My friend Arden is in town for a visit though, and we saw Babies last night for Mothers Day fun/it was just too cute to pass up. If you like babies learning to crawl, getting into mischief, interacting with animals, and having adorable fits (adorable when you aren’t the one there anyway) this is the film for you!
A full recount of our weekend of Southern Cal filled adventures coming soon 🙂