Recently I had the opportunity to stomp on my old grounds with Emily, a darling member of this year’s Notre Dame graduating class. I love the idea! I remember graduation day and how hectic it was. Thousands of people everywhere, in the backgrounds of all of your photos (Gasp! Especially the one in front of the dome!) I remember leaving and thinking, “I had 4 years to get a photo in front of the dome and didn’t? How did that happen?” When Emily’s mom reached out to me, my heart turned blue and gold. Emily and I had so much fun hitting up many of the iconic spots on campus and savoring ND in all of its budded, spring glory. Emily, here’s to you and a future as bright and as beautiful as you. I am so excited for you and what you’ll become. Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment!