I've decided that I am indeed going to participate in all of the graduation festivities because, you know what? I EARNED THIS. I worked my ass off for THREE YEARS and I'm going to celebrate, dammit. So, when I talk about graduation I'm not going to include any sort of asterisk that reminds us all that my degree will actually be conferred a couple months after I walk in the commencement ceremony. I'm choosing to live an asterisk-free lifestyle. Join me, won't you?