Graduation Day: A retrospective

Periodically I’ll think of a seemingly random moment in my life, often many years ago, and trace forward how that one instance radically altered the trajectory of my existence. It’s a way of looking back, not in regret, but in awe at the tremendous weight of each decision we make.

We think of major ceremonious times – in the case of today, my graduation from Pacific Lutheran University one year ago – but really these events often were more a case of public recognition of our journey than a seminal moment in the journey itself. For example, that ceremony publicly bestowed upon me the title of college graduate, but that was a reflection of the previous four years and not actually anything meaningful within those experiences.

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