Interrupting the scheduled programming to bring pictures of my convocation! This place was absolutely brutal, but I never would have imagined, five years ago, where I'd be now. I'm ready and impassioned to chase the career of my dreams, surrounded by the most supportive and loving relationships. I learned so many things here, including how to write an essay in 2 hours...and that I should never leave an essay to the last minute. More important than all the academic lessons, I learned how valuable time and life is. Loss and grief punctuated my time at university, and I leave it thinking of those who've gone. When I graduated high school, I wrote as my statement: NOW is all we have between what we learned and what we'll lose, what we have and what we'll achieve. I believe it no less today.