I graduated Summa Cum Laude in December after 3 and 1/2 years in college with a 4.0 GPA! It was exciting. I was selected by the College of Science to be the gonfalonier for the college during the ceremony. In English terms, that means I carried the banner representing the college at the beginning of the ceremony, which was a great and very fun honor.
I wasn't initially planning on walking when I graduated, but I realized it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only walk but to carry the banner and I quickly changed my mind. And I'm glad I did for I'll have the memory of that day, my accomplishment, and all it stood for for the rest of my life.
For now, the plan is just to work until next fall when I will hopefully starting graduate school to earn my Ph.D. as a marine biologist. I'm in limbo as far as graduate school is concerned; just waiting to hear back to find out where the future will take me. But I'm enjoying the school-free days and the worry-free (for the most part) evenings and I'm sure '09 has some great things in store for me!