On Wednesday, May 20th, I hopped on the subway bright and early to make my way up to Yankee Stadium for the NYU All-School Commencement Ceremony. My family had planned on meeting me there since it was rush hour. Around 125th Street a stranger tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I was Sarah. I gave him a funny look and nodded. He went on to tell me that people were shouting my name at the other end of the subway car. Believe it or not, my family somehow ended up in the exact same subway car at the exact same time during rush hour in NYC. Pretty wild.
Upon arriving at Yankee Stadium, I bumped into my very first friend at NYU. We ended up sitting together directly behind Home Plate. It seemed fitting that I started and ended college with the same friend by my side. It just so happened that my family was seated on the second tier directly behind me – between my hat and grandpa’s bright orange jacket, we were able to constantly lock eyes throughout the whole ceremony, making it that much more special. The rain held up and we had a beautiful day as J. Sexton, Mariano Rivera, Aretha Franklin, and Janet Yellen took the stage. As we flipped our tassels and the torch was passed, it was the over. The day had arrived when I could finally call myself an NYU Alum.
KEEP ON DREAMING OUT LOUD.