Usually after I see something with my own eyes, I believe it. This time, not so much.
I spent most of Saturday in Gallery 100 helping several of my fellow photography students install their Senior BFA Exhibition, Shoot! Even as I was measuring out spaces on the wall and hanging the photographs, I couldn’t believe it. I can’t believe I install my show two weeks after they take theirs down. I can’t believe this is the last major milestone of my college education. I can’t believe I graduate in May. GRADUATE. I can’t believe it even as I write it.
I will be walking through Wells Fargo Arena wearing my maroon cap and gown after living in Arizona for four years. After I receive my diploma, I will be moving back to California, living there full-time for the first time since 2009. Rather than having to get up early for classes, I will have to get up early for work – which I won’t mind as much because it’s something I enjoy.
Well, since I still have about four more months until I graduate, in the meantime I will be looking at the back of my camera, my laptop keyboard, the Photoshop menu, and many, many cups of coffee.