You’re gonna make it after all!


It’s so hard to believe that almost a month ago I graduated college. Like, I’m not a college student anymore, now I’m an alumna. INSANE. I’ll tell you what, though, I’m really excited for post-grad life. My job search is going a lot better than I thought it would be going this early in the summer, and I’m optimistic that I’ll be a real adult in the working world sometime soon. Such a crazy/exciting concept!

The actual day of graduation was such a blur of excitement. My wonderful family came to Bridgewater from all over the country–Colorado, Vermont, Florida–just to help me celebrate. I was surrounded by my loving parents, brothers, sister, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and boyfriend. It was so great. I also loved seeing the excitement on the faces of all the graduates. Everyone looked so happy to be walking across the stage. I know I was!

Of course, graduation took on a somber tone, with lessons from the Marathon Bombings shaping the speech from our University’s president, Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria. If there’s one thing I’ll take with me from graduation day, it will be to “run toward the blast” and help others no matter what obstacles spring up along the way. To show courage in everything I do.

Click through to see some of my favorite pictures from the day, enjoy!


My parents are AWESOME and instead of a traditional bouquet, they decided to give me a real orchid lei! It was definitely unique and I was the only grad with anything like it. When I was walking across the stage to get my diploma, all of the people I had to shake hands with made comments about it, it was definitely a hit!


getting my diploma!


My awesome siblings (and Matt)!


My parents and grandparents


My mom and my awesome aunts! Aren’t they cute?


Me and my adorable sister.


Another picture of me and Hannah. We high-fived right after I walked the stage, and a photographer from The Brockton Enterprise was there to capture it!


This is how I decided to decorate the top of my grad cap. It really was a great day to be a bear. My cap was even featured on the USA Today College instagram feed!

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  1. Sue Zacharer

     /  June 11, 2013

    Another great post Karoline! I am so happy for you and was thrilled to take part and enjoy your graduation day with you. You have grown into a wonderful young woman and I am so proud to call you my daughter.


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