As I was going through and updating some things on my blog I stumbled across my 30 Before 30 page (not so much stumbled, more like clicked on). After reading over it I realized I had some updating to do. If you never saw my original post here it is for you.
3. Graduate College
I did it! I graduated in May of 2016. This was a huge accomplishment for me because I really struggled in college. For the most part I was a really good student and got good grades but there were some classes that I really really struggled with. I remember the nights of staying up until 5am studying for an exam I was sure I was going to fail anyway and thinking to myself that I was never going to make it. Walking across the stage felt to surreal, mostly because when I got handed my diploma I thought "that's it?". Its a pretty huge diploma (see picture above) but it still didn't feel like much after sitting through 5 years of classes, exams, and endless hours of homework. Looking back though it was all worth it in order to be able to write "Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2016" on my resume.
Here are some more pictures of my graduation courtesy of my cousin (who is a bomb ass photographer).
7. Live in an apartment by myself
This is half checked off. Since graduating, I have moved to the D.C. area which required me to get an "adult" apartment (aka one that I pay for all on my own). The half check part is that I do not live alone, I live with my boyfriend. Hopefully I'll be posting an apartment tour video soon!
14. Go to a Virginia Tech football game as an alum
This one is pretty self explanatory. It was an extra great game because it was Homecoming and we won! Unfortunately, I got heat stroke and had to leave the game early but it was still very exciting. I got really nostalgic being back in Blacksburg, and honestly missed being a student for about a minute, then I remembered how nice it is to not have homework and to be getting a regular paycheck.
18. Watch all the Lord of the Rings movies
Again, this one is pretty self explanatory. I watched them all with my sister one day in our old house's basement. And yes, you did read that right, all in one day.
Is there anything you checked off your bucket list recently? If so comment below and let me know.
A little about me
Natalie. 26. Mechanical engineer. Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech. I love pugs, pink, crafting, feminism, makeup, and reading.