I have finally found freedom.
I can not believe that I, Rachel Murphy, hold a college degree. Is it really over?
I keep having a small fear creep up from the pit of my stomach that GSU will contact me and say that I still have to take something like Basket Weaving, or Women's Studies.
I am done. Completely and wonderfully done.
As I sit here and contemplate the last five years (yes five...i'm a little slow) I am filled with so many emotions.
It feels good and I am proud.
Especially with this hunk by my side.
I was asked to sing the Alma Mater at my graduation.
This was a pretty big deal because my graduating class was 2,500 students and the crowd that day was expected to be
That may have been the largest group I have ever sung for.
Graduation was held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. It is where the pro football team, The Falcons, play. The only thing missing was a face microphone and I would have felt like I was Britney Spears singing at the half time show for the super bowl. Minus all the overt trashiness of course. I wanted to break out in a Ludacris song when I was standing on the 50 yard line...maybe I did.
My favorite memory from the whole day was when they asked all of the graduate's parents to stand. I had located my family with no problem, even in the crowd of 15,000, because of my mother's glorious and glowing white hair.
When they asked the parents to stand to be congratulated for all of the hard work they had done as well, I saw my parents high five each other from a distance. They are so cool.
I think out of everyone there, they were the most happy and proud parents. I am so lucky to have had them to be my rocks as I went though college.
So, what now?
I am overjoyed about being able to dig in to what being a wife is really all about.
I am going to cook meals and actually do our laundry now.
My poor husband has had to suffer more than anyone could possibly know because of my lack of devotion to our dirty clothes. He never even complained about it once.
I am going to have FHE every Monday.
I am going to read for fun.
I am going to keep a clean home.
I am going to read my scriptures more.
I am going to make healthier choices.
I am going to compete.
I am going to perform.
I am going to teach piano and voice.
I am going to use my degree.
I am going to be a singer.