“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
No matter where you go, this time of the year is filled with back-to-school stories. Stories involving anxious students preparing for classes, cramming in last minute summer reading requirements, and school supplies shopping (which was always one of my favorite things to do – I can never have too many post-it notes!). For once, however, I am not the one telling those stories or heading back to school because I graduated in August!
I feel truly blessed to have yet another graduation under my belt. As much as I love school and enjoy the collegiate atmosphere, this was definitely my last graduation (for a while). I feel confident in my profession and I’m looking forward to discovering myself without school, because it’s always been a part of me. I know that I will always continue learning because I never want to stop discovering or exploring new opportunities, but I’m proud of my academic success thus far.
It was nice having a small ceremony in August, and naturally I had to celebrate with sugar cookies (my usual recipe, of course). I decorated them with royal icing (using a technique/color pattern inspired by Copper Gifts) and I ended up buying candy eyes because I didn’t have any patience left in me to try and decorate any longer.
Everyone loved them and I was glad I decided to bring them to the ceremony. I wanted to bake something to give to my classmates as well as my teachers to thank them for their guidance, their lessons, and more importantly, their support throughout my education. I also made them for my family because they equally contributed to my education by supporting me through the tough days and the celebrated accomplishments. Cheers to another graduation!