Graduating from the RSAMD this summer really was the fulfillment of one of my most private childhood dreams. My dream to marry Michael Stipe most certainly didn't come true nor did my dream to be an airline pilot. But the opportunity to train at the academy did. I always felt inside that I belonged there, but for a long time I didn't quite know what talent I had which would allow me to get there. Now I have graduated and left, I treasure every second of my academy life, everything it taught me and most importantly every friend I made.