I Graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University!

The day has finally come! I am officially a college graduate with a degree in Graphic Design. Words cannot describe this feeling, partly because I’m not quite sure how to feel about it. I am overjoyed, excited, grateful, nervous, unsure, and hopeful all at the same time. Saturday was the day of graduation and throughout these past few days I’ve been asked: “So, what’s next for you?” Although I’m not quite sure what’s next for me, I am passionate about so many things and extremely excited to join the work force in a field I love. I really wanted this post to go up this weekend, but with the festivities and moving out of my apartment, things got very hectic. However, the day was absolutely beautiful with gorgeous weather, lots of sunshine and love from family. We took lots of photos, so keep reading to check those out!

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This is the Greek amphitheater where the ceremony took place. Although my university did not have Greek life, we have this lovely amphitheater which made for the most beautiful moments. It was about an hour and a half long, starting and ending with a prayer and the reading of everyone’s names.

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Here are a few photos of me waving to my fam up in the stands. The president of PLNU handed me my diploma and as you can see, I was pretty dang excited about it! The whole ceremony seemed so surreal and at times I couldn’t believe it had been four whole years that I’d spent at this university. It had finally come to an end.

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We stopped by the art department to say goodbye to some of my professors and take some pics in front of the ocean view. I’ve been very blessed all four years to have such an amazing environment to study in. All of my art classes took place with a wide view of the Pacific and lots of palms. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better location! Here is also a photo of me and my sister. My family was extremely supportive through this entire process and encouraged my artistic mind to explore and grow.

The rest of these photos I took about a month and a half ago, but wanted to wait until graduation to post them. They were taken by a photographer named Ryan Kratz. Check out his Instagram, and his photography website! The photos were shot on my university’s campus, on the cliffs next to the ocean and in the Greek.

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My years in college were filled with some high highs and at times some low lows. I’ve met some amazing friends and learned how to deal with difficult or hurtful situations. I am leaving here a different, more educated, and more confident person. I know currently the debate about attending college is very torn. However, as someone who has successfully graduated from an institution, I would 100% recommend attending college if you have the means. It brings so many unfathomable opportunities, which personally allowed me to explore the world outside of California and has provided me with professional connections in my field of study.

Thank you to Point Loma Nazarene University and all the art and design professors who have truly taught me everything I know about those subjects. To my friends and family, who again supported me financially and emotionally through this time. And of course I have to throw in a shoutout to God, who alone has made this all happen and gotten me through some tough times. I am excited to push restart on my life and see what could happen for me in fashion, beauty, blogging, and graphic design! Thanks so much for reading, and hope you have an amazing day!

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58 Comments

  1. May 7, 2018 / 11:42 am

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment ❤️

    • May 7, 2018 / 11:50 am

      thank you so so much!!

  2. May 7, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    How exciting!! Congratulations to you!!

  3. May 7, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    Wow!! congratulations :)x

  4. May 7, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    congratulations!! how exciting! you got some great pictures & you look so happy! 😀

    • May 7, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      thanks soo much! it was one of the happiest days, i can’t believe it happened honestly!

  5. May 7, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Congrats 👏🏼

    • May 7, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      thanks so much😊

  6. May 7, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Congrats!! What gorgeous grad photos!!

    • May 7, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      ahh thank you so much bb!

  7. May 8, 2018 / 4:11 am

    Congratulations lovely!!

  8. May 8, 2018 / 4:14 am

    Congratulations! That is awesome…what an accomplishment! I am interested in possibly going to college for graphic design, and I would love a post on what you thought of majoring in graphic design…you thoughts for others considering majoring in that as well??? Thanks, and congrats again!

    • May 8, 2018 / 8:48 am

      thank you so much! and i actually have a few posts about graphic design if you scroll down a bit on my blog or simply search “graphic design.” if those don’t answer your questions, i’d love to make a new post!

      • May 15, 2018 / 6:56 am

        Thanks for this! I’ll need to look at those posts!

      • May 15, 2018 / 5:37 pm

        THANKS!!! It’s so nice to find a blogger who just finished graphic design in college since I’ve been looking for some stuff like this. If I have any questions, I’ll definitely ask you…thank you again!

        • May 15, 2018 / 5:43 pm

          i’m so happy I could help in some way! it’s definitely been hard for me to find people interested in design in the blogging world. but i would definitely say go for it! graphic design was a very creative major and I met a lot of friends interested in the same things. It is also a bit business oriented, which I love because you get to work with clients and other designers!

          • May 15, 2018 / 5:49 pm

            Yes! I’m interested in both graphic design and business, so it sounds like it could be a good mix. 🙂 LOL…another question…was your web design class apart of graphic design or did you take that separately??? Sorry for all the questions…It’s nice to meet someone like you who can answer some of them!

          • May 15, 2018 / 6:41 pm

            please feel free to ask me anything, it’s totally okay love! and web design was part of my graphic design requirement. I had to take a couple web design classes actually. some classes I could have taken as an elective, for example printmaking or modern art history!

          • May 16, 2018 / 6:50 am

            that’s great!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to answer all my questions…I may be back with another one in the future 😉 This has been so helpful 🙂

          • May 16, 2018 / 7:41 am

            haha no problem! so glad it’s been helpful to you! maybe i’ll think up a post and go super in depth😊

      • May 15, 2018 / 5:38 pm

        By the way…I love your portfolio design and site! It’s beautiful 🙂

        • May 15, 2018 / 5:44 pm

          aw thank you so much! I made the website for my web design class and I’ll probably be using it to apply to jobs within the next year 🙂

  9. May 8, 2018 / 4:16 am

    I’m also curious, what did you minor in? ☺

    • May 8, 2018 / 8:49 am

      i didn’t have a minor, but i did have an interdisciplinary concentration (which is basically both art and design)

  10. May 8, 2018 / 4:17 am

    Love the pics by the way. What a beautiful place!!!

    • May 8, 2018 / 8:49 am

      thank you, it really is gorgeous!

    • May 8, 2018 / 8:50 am

      thank you so much, it was amazing!

  11. May 8, 2018 / 7:38 am

    Congratulations! Now on to your new adventures in this crazy journey of life!

    • May 8, 2018 / 8:50 am

      thanks so much, and yes i’m so excited!

  12. May 8, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Congratulations!! And what a splendid scenery for a University!! I don’t know how I’d ever get anything done with those views!!

    • May 8, 2018 / 8:51 am

      thanks! and i’ll admit it was definitely difficult at times😂

  13. May 9, 2018 / 4:39 am

    Congratulations!! The pictures you took were absolutely amazing! It definitely sounds like you had a great time.

    • May 9, 2018 / 9:48 am

      thank you, it was an amazing day!

      • May 9, 2018 / 5:38 pm

        Your welcome, and I glad!

  14. May 9, 2018 / 8:05 am

    Congrats that’s so wonderful!! Love all the photos you took xx

  15. May 9, 2018 / 9:21 am

    So incredibly proud of you. The photos really capture the spirit of the day and you look beautiful as always!! I know your future is bright and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

  16. May 10, 2018 / 10:23 am

    Congradulations!!!! I am excited to see where life takes you next. xx

    • May 10, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      thank you so much love!

    • May 11, 2018 / 9:02 am

      thank you so much!

  17. May 31, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    I went to CBC and had a chance to visit your campus often! Lots of fun! And great views! Congratulations!

    • May 31, 2018 / 3:12 pm

      that’s awesome!! i loved the location of my school. and sorry what school is that??

        • June 1, 2018 / 12:13 pm

          wow what a coincidence!

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