One month and counting…
In less than one month I will a BYU alumnus. Yes, alumnus…not alumni. The world alumni comes from Latin, therefore it has both a masculine and feminine form. The masculine form is alumnus and the feminine form is alumna. Alumni is the plural form.
It is crazy to think that I am graduating from BYU because it seems just like yesterday that I started here (even though I started back in 2006). I started just a couple weeks after graduating from high school. I completed summer term and then fall semester and then I left school behind for two years and went on my mission to Mérida, México.
When I got home from my mission, school felt kind of awkward to me. I felt like I had so much power and freedom to decide how I would work as a missionary and then once I was home, nearly everything I did was dictated by the syllabi that were passed out by my professors on the first day of class. Adios freedom to plan my days.
BYU has been an excellent experience. Being able to mix religion into a secular education really is a unique experience. It is not often that you can be talking about US history (or any other topic) one minute and then the next minute, discussing the importance of US history to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ever since I was little I wanted to go to BYU. I worked really hard to get there, and have continued to work hard to graduate with a decent GPA. It has been a common feeling for me, to feel as though I am the dumbest person in my classes. There are so many extremely smart and talented people here at BYU. That is how I have felt, and when talking with everyone else, they feel the same way.
I am extremely excited to be done with my undergraduate work. This is just the end of the beginning though. I will be working to get an MBA in the near future as well.