So if you follow me on instagram, I’ve been doing a daily photo with #HowIMetMyGraduation. I try to take pictures of things that sum up my day, mean something to me, or otherwise spark my interest. And Because I’m now officially just 9 days away from finishing my degree, I wanted to do something (probably hard) fun. I’m going to describe my undergrad degree using all 26 letters of the English alphabet. So uhm, here goes nothing.
A. Anthropology-my major. I focus on Cultural Anthropology, because I like to people watch.
B. Biology-This is what I spent two years of my degree majoring in. Because I was afraid of change.
C. Clergy-I am not only a wedding planner, I can officiate marriages too.
D. Diversity-I became Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Diversity for the micronation of Flandrensis
E. Education-which included the Calculus sequence, Chemistry, Psychology, Social Work and Political Science.
F. Fat-I gained some, but learned that my worth wasn’t a number.
G. GISHWHES-I learned how to cross the line between comfort and adventure.
H. Highway driving and conquering the fear.
I. Impair-we went through 4 (5?) cars in undergrad.
J. Journal-I started bullet journalling as a way to manage my symptoms.
K. Knick Knacks-I had to downsize 5 times since starting undergrad-for moving purposes.
L. Liberal-as in, I got liberally involved in politics.
M. Marriage-I got married in a classroom on campus just about 3 years ago.
N. Novels-I’ve started MANY, finished few.
O. Ohio State-this is where I’ve gotten my degree from.
P. Phlebotomy-I got my national certification by going to 2 colleges at once for a while.
Q. Queer-because I learned that it’s okay not to fit a gender binary-or even a standard array of sexuality.
R. Religion-I changed religions in college: from southern baptist/nondenominational Christian to earth worshipping pagan/hoodoo.
S. Subway-my first job. Followed by Rural King, Giant Eagle, and OSU.
T. Tattoo-I knew I wanted one, and for graduation, I finally got it.
U. Unhappy-I spent a long time being unhappy, because I lived in the shadow of the expectations of others before finding myself.
V. Victim-or rather, how to become a survivor of sexual assault.
W. Washburn-this is where I’ll be going to get my JDMSW (Law Degree and Masters in Social Work) in a little over 100 days.
X. Xenial-by definition, accepting-especially of strangers and foreigners.
Y. Youth-I’ve been in college the entirety of my early-mid twenties, and will be there until I’m nearly 30.
Z. Zombies? Zodiac? Zenith-meaning the most important moment, which for me is coming quickly.
Well, that wasn’t so bad:)
We’ll speak soon.