Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pomp & Circumstance

Does anyone else get emotional when they hear the processional march, "Pomp & Circumstance"?

Because apparently, I do. I am a total sucker for that song. Last night's mass was in honor of the home-school graduates, so they processed in at the beginning of mass to the tune of, what else, "Pomp & Circumstance."

I almost teared up. And then I thought - "Sheesh. Pull yourself together. This is ridiculous. You don't even know these kids."

I didn't even cry at my own high school graduation, so there is no reason for this song to stir up such emotions. I mean, I was pretty much void of all emotions at my own high school graduation. I didn't want to walk out of the gym at the end of the ceremony - I wanted to sprint.

That was 10 years ago, May of 1999. Tomorrow, 10 years later, I'll be walking through the ceremony where I'll receive my MBA.

So maybe Pomp & Circumstance elicited this emotional response in me because this degree was more difficult to obtain that my high school or undergraduate degrees. Sure, those degrees had their challenges. But balancing a full-time job, classes, homework & group projects, and a personal life was more challenging than I had anticipated!

But I am glad I did it. And I am glad it's over.

And I can't wait to celebrate! The ceremony is tomorrow morning at 9. Let's just hope I can keep it together through that song!


Ashley said...

Congratulations on getting your degree!! That's awesome!

And yes, it takes very little to make me over-emotional. They didn't even play Pomp & Circumstance at our church today, but my eyes still attempted to get all teary on me.

Lady Jane said...

YAY for graduating!!!!

aimee said...

congrats!!!! hope it all went well!

Amber said...

Congrats!! I hope your grad went well!!

I get kind of emotional at things like graduation, I don't know why, I guess because it symbolizes the end to something!

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I'm so proud of you-you worked so hard! I can't wait to celebrate it up here in a couple weeks!

Anonymous said...

Oops, -Julie Carlson, your dear cousin, was the anonymous posting...forget me name! Again, cheers to you Dotzenrod for a job well done.