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By Emma Philbrook
the Times 

Celebrate those who helped you achieve your goals

 

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Emma Philbrook (r) with her aunt, Vicki Martin, at her 2019 graduation from Whitman College.

Slightly less than a year ago, a past version of me was asleep in my bedroom. A blue graduation gown was hanging in the shower in the hope that the wrinkles would disappear before I had to wear it in public. A matching cap, having been passed between a dozen or so relatives kind enough to feign admiration for the crocheted decorations on the top, perched atop an arm of the living-room sofa. There was cake in the fridge. Chocolate. Well, I'd tried to do chocolate, but I put too much coffee in the filling, and it ended up as mocha. We still ate it.

It's been a year. In some ways, it feels lon...



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