It's a tradition at the Edward St. John School of Real Estate to give all Master of Science in Real Estate graduates their very own hard hat.
Their response? "Oh, we own it."
We all got our hard hats.
And yes, I realize that I am wearing it too high on my head, but I didn't want it to mess up my hair, so.......
Although not all of the classmates that I have been attending classes with over the past two years were there, most of us will graduate together.
These girls are the best thing that has come of Grad School for me. There were five of us and although we all come from different backgrounds, we all gravitated towards each other.
Not because we were "women", but because we all would except nothing less than the best. Because we knew that our teammates would get the work done, that we wouldn't have to pick up anyone's slack and everything would be done on time.
On every group project, there was some combination of us.
And on every group project we kicked butt.
Early on a professor nicknamed us "The Cabal".
The name stuck with us throughout the program, good or bad.
I am lucky not only to have worked with these lovely ladies, but to have them as friends.
They are what I will miss most about the whole experience, but we already have brunch planned in a few weeks and we all talk at least once a week.
Graduation is on Monday and then that's it!