|Photo compliments of Alexes Ciardi|
I'm so sorry that I didn't have blogs up for all of last week. (Apr.27- May 3, 2014) I've been slammed with year end final projects, and graduation.
The last assignments of senior year were killer. Most of them packed a punch of at least a quarter of my grade. Not passing anything would mean that I wouldn't graduate.
It was overwhelming. I've not had a decent night's sleep in my four years at Anderson University. But it was worth it. Now I can say that I'm a college graduate.
|Graduation Day 2014|
I thought that I'd cry, but I didn't. I wasn't able to find most of my friends and professors I wanted a picture with. My family wasn't there except two of my daughters. But it's over, what a relief. Yet, I never lost sight that my two daughters were watching me. By example, I wanted to show them that they can be anything that they set out their mind to be.
I don't apologize for going to college. I've wanted to go since I was just nine years old. Finally, I'm through that chapter of my life. I know that I'm starting a new season. I hope that I can do something professionally that I just love. I hope to know, and grow in Christ. I hope to do things I never dreamed possible. But most of all, I want to be someone that can help all of my daughters.
|Leaving Anderson University with my youngest|
John 13:15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
"Now go out into the world, and do as we have trained you to do, being disciples of Jesus Christ."
~President Whittaker, addressing the students the night before graduation
Laurie Epps is a non-fiction author, essayist, editor, and poet living in Anderson, South Carolina. A seeker of beauty, her is dream is to travel the world one day and tell the many stories of those she meets. Columns include: Monday Morning Book Club, and Thoughtful Thursdays, a column dedicated to the fine art of poetry.