A week ago, I sat in a hot, humid gym and walked towards people who handed me a degree holder (no degree yet) and a tree sapling– possibly the easiest thing I have done in my college journey. As with everything in life, I veered far off the beaten path and made my own for a degree– 4 community colleges, 1 work college, 5 full-time semesters, 3 terms, and lots and lots of work. I was not a straight-A student, I did not get honors, but my college experiences served to inform my real life work. Since my journey began, I have been working 30+ hours per week and supporting my own journey towards a career in Environmental Education. Warren Wilson College was instrumental in helping me to become the person I already was and served as equal parts ‘college’ and ‘home’ for me. Community College was necessary in allowing me to afford such an amazing experience at my dream farm school (WWC), itself becoming an experience by allowing me a year of work at Coloma Outdoor Discovery School. I am grateful for everyone who has held me and lifted me along the way. In spite of all the transition talk of graduating, I do not feel in transition at all, just continuation. I am confident that I will continue living, loving, and learning for the rest of my time here on Earth.