Graduating College, The Cheesecake Factory and Building an Empire

A couple weekends ago, I went to see Taylor graduate Power School but this weekend was my turn. I graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in photography! To be honest, I really didn’t care about going to my graduation ceremony…at all. This last semester of school was exhausting for me and I really wanted to just stay in bed and have them send me my diploma. But it was important to my family so I walked.

The best part of the whole graduating thing was that Taylor came home to watch me. He stood by my side as I went through an important life event and it reminded me of a quote I heard a while back… “Most women want a man that is already established. A strong woman will be apart of his struggle, survive it, succeed together and build an empire.”

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I think this works for both men and women. When me and Taylor met he was just starting boot camp and I was still working through college. We started from the bottom…now we’re here.  I’ve watched Taylor start from the bottom and work his way up  while supporting him the whole way through. He’s stayed by my side through my last year of college and cheered me on. Now, here I am graduating  with him by my side. And let me tell you, there is no better feeling than that; A boy that wants to build with you.

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Anyway, I nervously walked up the steps to the stage with my name card in hand. There was an old,balding man standing at the top of the stairs wearing what I assume was once his graduation robe. He took my name card, read it and I started to walk. I don’t remember shaking anyone’s hand, I don’t remember what they said to me. All I heard was Taylor yell from the audience and that made it all worth it.

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After that, me and Taylor just spent the weekend together.  Taylor’s favorite dessert is cheesecake but he had never been to The Cheesecake Factory before so that was a must. He fell in love to say the least.

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We went out drinking with our family and friends. We watched Deadpool about 20 times. One of our friends had a bonfire. It was absolutely amazing to have him home.

But then he had to leave and I swear these goodbyes never get easier. Actually, they only get worse. But I am beyond blessed that he was able to come home to share a big moment in my life even if I wasn’t too thrilled to go in the first place. It’s a good reminder that things are falling into place and the foundation for our “empire” is continuing to grow.

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