My proudest moment has to be when I graduated from college with my degree. Not because it felt great to finally witness the fruits of all my hard work. I mean… yeah, that too. But mostly because I felt such a strong sense of RELIEF. For finally being done with it all. For making it. For finally getting to the end of the tunnel and discovering that the light wasn’t in fact that of an oncoming train… but of freedom.
It was the freest I’ve ever felt in my life and that cap and gown made so proud to be a part of that moment. The closing of one chapter and the exciting, eager beginning of another. It’s a moment I’ll cherish for life.