This weekend, I graduated. Well, not technically. Technically, I need to finish my teaching internship first.
But, I’m done with Brigham Young University! 
I graduated with a major in History Teaching and a minor in English Teaching. I have learned a second language at BYU–Welsh. I have traveled abroad to the United Kingdom. I married my best friend from my apartment complex. I worked long-lasting jobs on campus: Concessions, History Teaching Assistant, Social Studies Writing Lab Tutor. I received an internship to teach Utah Studies and U.S. History. I’ve been very lucky in my years here at BYU.
My graduation took place in the Marriott Center because I’m part of the largest college with the largest major (Psychology). It took forever to get through all the names. Yet, it went a lot faster than my high school graduation…and we weren’t in maroon robes outside in the middle of June in Virginia with 90* heat and 100% humidity! That was a relief!

Afterwards, we took a few pictures outside. Now, I hate pictures, and it was crowded, and I was hungry. So, we didn’t take many, thank goodness.

After we were done with pictures, we headed over to Wild Ginger, one of Justin and my favorite restaurants. Justin, dad, Uncle Doug, and I all got all-you-can-eat sushi. The rest of the family got Chinese food. 
Bobby, Madison, Doug
Justin and I like our sushi.
Mom and Dad and especially Paige are enjoying their food. 
At the end of lunch, we all shared our fortunes. Dad’s was the weirdest one:

Doug had to jet off to work, and Justin had to go home to change for work as well. So, I took my family to see my classroom. I was also in a sentimental mood and wanted to take some graduation pictures in the room where I am completing my internship that will allow me to follow my dream of being a teacher.
I have a George Washington poster in my room (from the previous intern). So, he is congratulating me on my history degree!
Even though I haven’t had to take any on-campus classes, or any finals in the Testing Center for a year, it is still a relief to know that I am done with college. I am a graduate. I am an adult.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


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