June 10, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Graduation is supposed to be a fun, stress free time to celebrate a huge accomplishment. However it is quite the opposite! For the last month all I have been doing is running around preparing for this one day.
First off, getting the hotel rooms. Something I should have done months ago. The worst part is the day after graduation is the Special Olympics Trials which makes the hotels around the campus area even more booked. After I found a hotel a far distance from campus I had to make sure my family could get over to campus. There will be no parking but fortunately UO will be providing many shuttles to get family over here.
After that came the announcements. My Mom did not want me to just send out announcements but a picture with them. I asked one of my sisters who is a phenomenal photographer to take pictures of me. Then I got them printed out and sent them in all the announcements. I addressed them to people I have never met and sent them all across the United States.
Now, what do I do with my family when they are all here? We are all going to PF Changs for dinner. I have to get reservations for a party of eleven. Trying to coordinate eleven different schedules is incredibly difficult but it is done. Thankfully.
And after all that it is time to wait. Just one week and I will be done with my four years at the University of Oregon. But rest assured, I will always be a Duck.