I am neither a person who follows tradition much, nor am I very sentimental. This made deciding whether or not I was going to go to graduation a bit of a 50/50 split. I decided to go, mostly for my family who drove across the country in an RV to help me move out of my apartment and, I guess, go to graduation. Graduation took place on Friday, May 15.
Luckily, the DVM graduates walk first, and the ceremony is one hour from start to finish. It was great to see my classmates walk across the stage. It was very likely the last time I would see all of us in one place. For some, it might be the last time I ever see them. My classmates were awesome, and outside of the traditional vet school annoyingness, it was a good four years with them.
I am so excited to see where my classmates go and all that they accomplish. I know that my classmates will move modern medicine to places people have yet to dream of. I know some of them are going to make an enormous positive impact on public health. It was great to hear what people said about us while saying goodbye.
While saying “see ya” was hard for some, I was so excited. I am ready to begin the next phase of my life. I will keep in touch with my closest friends, and we will make time to see each other.
Congratulations to the 2015 Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Graduates — you were amazing friends and colleagues.
Stay tuned for a future blog post to see what is in store for me next.