Saturday, April 26, 2008

4 years later

My sister graduated from college today.

I spent the entire day trying not to cry. And trying to look like I wasn't trying not to cry.

I am so proud of her.

And I am scared for her.

I felt old and happy and like an immense failure. Four years after my grandiose ceremony. After all of that celebration. You think that I would've amounted to something by now.

Meg loves her sunglasses, by the way.

She is a terrific kid.

In four years, I hope her list of successes is much longer. In four years, I hope that her regrets about her undergraduate years are few - or nonexistent.


Accidentally Me said...

I think you are being kinda hard on yourself. You can't expect to have conquered the world in four years. As long as you are growing, learning and continuing to figure out more of what you want to do and who you want to be, then I think it is overly critical to beat up on yourself.

Lighten up! Be happy for her, but don't think you are a royal fuck up because you haven't made a billion dollars yet.

Stace said...

I agree. You are being extremely hard on yourself. I think since you've graduated you've learned a lot, you've done a lot, and hey at least you have a DEGREE some people can't say that. . . . yours truly. I think you are just where God wants you to be, or you know your higher being. :) You're doing great!

my life is brilliant said...

I agree with the above comments. You're still building on your education. You're doing a great job.

Be proud of your sister AND yourself.

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