For those of you who have graduated college recently or are about to soon, I'm sure you can relate to this post. How the heck did we get here? In some ways high school seems like it was just yesterday and in other ways, it definitely feels like years ago. I've grown-up, matured, and become more self-sufficient that I was in in high school yet when I laugh with my friends about funny memories it seems like yesterday. Starting college seems like yesterday too. I remember how terrified I was, especially as an only child, to be leaving home for the first time. I was lucky and fell in love with UVA instantly though. I had great suite mates (despite living in the farthest dorm!), was enjoying my classes, and joined a great sorority. However, the four years have not been without their challenges, from the academic pressure UVA places on students (and they place on themselves), to dumb boys, to gossipy girls and precarious situations. Sometimes as I walk around grounds and see someone I don't want to see or remember something annoying that once happened, I am more than ready to leave. But other times as I'm sitting on my roommates bed chatting, eating at one of my favorite Cville restaurants, admiring the lawn on a beautiful day, or even drinking coffee in the library, I get sad. And I get sad that I haven't been able to enjoy my last year here with my boyfriend since he graduated last year. So with this mix of emotions, I'm basically trying to say that graduation is bittersweet. I can't wait to be with my boyfriend, spend more time with my family and friends from home, and take on a career. But a the same time, it's scary to think the world won't consider me a kid anymore even though I still feel about 15. Have any of you recent grads gone through these same feelings?