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Jess. Twenty-five. Nerdy. Auburn graduate.I work play at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

John Green's tumblr: The Commencement Address

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Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is.

My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This…

This is definitely worth more time than the twelve minutes it took to read.

Saturday, 22 December 2012
Saturday, 10 November 2012

I need to go shopping for a graduation dress but I hate shopping and I don’t have anyone in Nashville I can take with me to help make decisions because I don’t actually have any friends here.

I went for a short maintenance run today and it was awful.  I have to run three miles tomorrow and even though it’s only one more lap than I did today, it sounds awful.  I alternate between feeling really excited and really terrified about the half marathon in February and right now I’m feeling terrified.

I ate broccoli for dinner and finished off a bag of chocolate chips for dessert and now I feel sick.  That was hours ago… Why did I do that?

I promise to be less of a Debbie Downer in my next post.  Being an adult is hard sometimes.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

First of all, I feel weird making this post because I realize I am very lucky to have parents who are wonderful and financially savvy and are able to provide my sisters and me with things of monetary value.  I just want to acknowledge that up front and say that I do not take any of this for granted.

Okay.  Mom asked me what I want as a graduation present tonight, and all I could think of was running shoes… like, go to a store and get professionally fit running shoes since I’m training for a half marathon.  She laughed and said my dad would probably just get me some if I asked.  Which, normally, would not happen.  My dad is not into frivolous spending.  But he’s really into hiking lately so maybe running is close enough that he’d be excited to help me find some.  She asked what else I would want and I couldn’t really come up with anything.  I mean, they paid for my college so I kind of feel like that was the gift.  I got a set of suitcases for my high school graduation, which made sense because I went to school halfway across the country but I don’t know what makes sense for college graduation… are college graduation gifts even a thing?  What did you get for graduation, if anything?

Friday, 12 October 2012
Is this a good dress for graduation?  I don’t even know if this is stylish.  I don’t even know if I like it.  I picked it because the description talked about graduation.  Help?

Is this a good dress for graduation?  I don’t even know if this is stylish.  I don’t even know if I like it.  I picked it because the description talked about graduation.  Help?

Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Thursday, 6 September 2012

Very Good Things

  • I finished week 3 of my Couch to 5k today.
  • My legs were giving out before I was running out of breath, which is a very good thing for me personally (and the legs giving out is likely a result of being sore from all the running I’ve been doing.  I love being sore because it makes me feel like I’ve worked hard!)
  • I finally heard back about my job interview and I’m hired!  I start on Tuesday.
  • I found out I’ll be graduating Summa Cum Laude!
  • !!!
  • Furthermore, I’m graduating in December!  This does not seem real.
  • My roommate officially posted her cat on Facebook so I could soon be living in a cat-free home.  (I know most of you love cats, but I am just not a cat person.)
  • I got a coupon for a free Which Wich after sending a compliment to the store’s website.
Wednesday, 8 August 2012

I went to Nashville on Monday with my mom and we checked out an apartment.  The girl seemed legit (I found her on Craigslist, so I was wary of being the victim in a Lifetime movie) and I’m not going to be homeless!  And it’s in a great area… only 15 minutes from where my internship is and 5 minutes from a great shopping plaza, so I should be able to find a part-time job.  I passed out a few resumes while I was there, so hopefully I’ll hear something soon.

I am so close to graduating, I’m actually starting to believe it’s possible and not just a lofty goal I can never hope to achieve.  December 10th!!

Monday, 5 March 2012
Feast your eyes on the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen

Feast your eyes on the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen

Wednesday, 25 January 2012
I’m ecstatic because I met with my adviser yesterday and I now have a  piece of paper that promises I get to leave Auburn at the end of the  summer!  I’m so ready to be done with school so I can get back down to Orlando… even though I’ve lived in Alabama for roughly half my life and graduated high school in this state, it’s never felt like home.  I only lived in Florida for a year and a half before coming back to school and it’s my home more than this state ever will be.
It also promises that I will graduate in December after I  finish an internship, so if you have any internship ideas, send them my  way (Preferably ones that are not in the state of Alabama).
Oh and GPOYW

I’m ecstatic because I met with my adviser yesterday and I now have a piece of paper that promises I get to leave Auburn at the end of the summer!  I’m so ready to be done with school so I can get back down to Orlando… even though I’ve lived in Alabama for roughly half my life and graduated high school in this state, it’s never felt like home.  I only lived in Florida for a year and a half before coming back to school and it’s my home more than this state ever will be.

It also promises that I will graduate in December after I finish an internship, so if you have any internship ideas, send them my way (Preferably ones that are not in the state of Alabama).

Oh and GPOYW