What in the world is going on here ?? One of the traditions at my college is the ringing of the Wren Bell - the bell that is in the oldest academic building still in use in the US ! Every year on the last day of classes, seniors line up for their turn to ring the bell to signify the end of their time at the College. Last year, I didn’t ring the bell even though I was a senior. In dealing with my medical issues all spring, I didn’t feel like I could celebrate finishing my degree. But this year is a different story - even though it’s not the last day of classes (graduate students get to ring the bell a week early !), I finally got the chance to participate in the tradition. It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but for me, it symbolized my fight through everything life has thrown at me over the last eighteen months, and getting to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments I’ve had while figuring out life with Olly and my other chronic health struggles. So I rang that bell nice and loud - it’s time to celebrate how far I’ve come and how far I’ll go !