Today, I officially close one chapter of my life. A chapter that has dominated my days since I was five. Now, 15 years later I am graduating college. I have gone through all of the ups and downs. I’ve pulled the all-nighters, felt like exams were written in different languages, and woken up at a much earlier time than my body could ever get used to. But I’ve also learned things I never thought of, felt proud of the work I turned in, and created bonds with kinds of people I could never dream of. Being a student had its moments of being tedious and completely unpleasant, but, for the most part, it was a great experience. I encourage everyone to make the most out of their days as a student, but, at the same time, I am ready for what’s next. I’m graduating a year early today and I have no intentions of looking back.