Here's to you, my last semester.

Here's to the countless tears, sleepless nights and all-nighters.

Here's to the friends come and gone; to love lost and gained.


To the times I thought I was a failure but trudged through anyway.

To the times I won and thanked God for the failures that got me there.

To the times I lost faith and thought I'd never find it again.


Here's to you.


Here's to the new experiences and adventures—I'll never forget.

Here's to the confidence gained and the insecurities lost.

Here's to finding myself, losing myself, and finding myself again.


For the anxiety, depression and hair pulled.

For the friends and family who helped me through it all.

For the grades I learned not to let define me.


Here's to you.


To the lessons learned and trials overcome.

To the chins held high and the "fake it till you make it" smiles.

To the genuine smiles.


Here's to you.


Here's to the multiple jobs and the ocean of debt I'm learning to swim in.

Here's to the work ethic built over the last five years.

Here's to the opportunities of a lifetime.


For the 200 plus articles written in the last three years.

For the growth in dreams and the steps toward reality.

For the challenges that have made me sweat and cry.


Here's to you.


To the family I found—blood and not blood.

To the past, present and future.

To the failures, accomplishments and present endeavors.


Here's to independence, but learning how to ask for help.

Here's to the professors and peers who taught me something new.

Here's to the courage to dream big.


For the last five years.

For strength and perseverance.

For the last semester.


This one is for you.