Last week, I graduated from Kings College London with a Masters in Digital Humanities.
We hopped in a black cab and headed to the Barbican Centre early on Tuesday morning. After getting stuck in some killer city traffic, I dashed in minutes before registration closed, got fitted in my Ede & Ravenscroft robe, grabbed a program and headed in to the main hall for my seat.
The ceremony was awesome in the no-nonsense way that herded us through like cattle but also had some undeniably cool elements such as an amazing trumpeter and organist, the Duke of Wellington presenting our diplomas to us, and finishing with a rousing version of "God Save the Queen."
But let's be honest, what made the day really special was the spread of food and drinks they had for us in the atrium afterwards.
Joking, joking... Despite the fact that those pumpkin and ricotta tarts were delicious.
I'm not sure I'll remember much about the day I graduated with my masters beyond the few glimpses I have of looking across the auditorium and seeing Tyler holding Harrison, who was mastering his clapping game at the sound of every name that was announced and Viola being good by keeping quiet as she crawled around by my parents' legs.
I mean, I don't want to cheapen the pursuit of learning or the accomplishment of getting a Masters. I feel so lucky and so supported to have done this at the stage of life I (read: we) are in. I'm thankful that I got to study this subject at one of the best places in the world there is for it... but man, I'm also glad to get to share life with such nice people!
If you're curious about Digital Humanities or the degree that I did- you can check out Kings College London MA in Digital Humanities page or this snazzy new video featuring some of my favorite classmates/professors!
*images original to Aspiring Kennedy