This week, tuesday 21st October at 3:30pm to be exact was my graduation day. My three years were tough for me, times when I almost quit and felt extremely lonely with my decision, especially when everyone wanted me to continue. I'd never planned to go to university and sometimes my urges to quit were more empowered by that original plan, but now I can happily sit back, relax and realise that I managed those three years, and graduated with a BA Joint Honours Degree in Media and Communications and Counselling Skills (weird combination, I know) and it's actually really rewarding.Throughout my time I had my ups and downs at university, so many struggles and plenty of tears in the middle of the library and it wasn't till a month ago I actually found out I was finally graduating, so it's exciting to finally see the back of my degree...though my certificate and photos will take pride of place somewhere at home.
The day didn't exactly go to plan, everyone was stressed (me and my family and big events don't mix well), my hair was a mess and I think I look like a gorm in all photos, I'd been practicing my smile all week as well! Once the ceremony started I sat between two girls wearing flats while I was in 5/6inch heels, safe to say that set panic in for the 'don't trip' horror thought of the day. But I managed to not trip and even looked up rather than at my feet while walking across the stage, though I had a giggle to myself while I calmed my nerves haha.
We ended the day with a meal at All-Bar-One in the Birmingham, while I enjoyed a (very tasty) cocktail and fish and chips (and the way they were presented really impressed me) before I left my family to meet some friends for a few drinks, while the celebrations didn't continue till early hours of the morning I still enjoyed spending time with people I probably won't for a while.
Though a few hiccups on the way, looking back I'm still so happy with the day and how I managed to finally complete my three years, so yipee to that, though sadly I didn't get to throw the cap in the air.
...if anyones recently graduated and interested, I created a limited amount of graduation bracelets over on my etsy page, obviously a simple little well done present for yourself or friends/family, take a look here.