I walk away with my illustration degree from CCS on Thursday.
It's finally hitting me how hard the work has been these past four years, and I'm proud of myself for getting through it. But I got all the validation I needed when I greeted my girlfriend's niece at the door and she said, "Hey, it's the artist!", remembering some doodles I did in her High School Musical 2 notebook.
For what it's worth, congratulations to all the graduating seniors!