University is finally over! Three long years of stress, deadlines, sleepless nights, tubs of ice cream and tears! Hopefully all worth it for my future. Graduation day literally went by so quickly. It’s as if I blinked and it was over. The first thing I thought of about graduation was “What do I wear?” I searched for absolutely ages trying to find a dress online, but I wanted one that I could wear again for job interviews or future work etc. Below is my outfit choice – I ended up going with a navy dress from French Connection, some nude heels and simple accessories. Same again for my makeup, I just kept everything very simple with a nude lip (No7 Lip liner Nude). You might be wondering what I actually got my degree in. Well it was a BA HONS Graphic Design degree. I loved a majority of it but like any other university course, it had it’s moments where it made me want to quit everything.
On the day of graduation I had my 3 top supporters come along, my mum, dad and boyfriend. All three of them have stuck by me for the whole duration of university and have most likely seen the grumpy, stressed, happy and possibly sad times that i’ve had. I would never have finished university without their support, as well as my lifetime friends that i’ve made too.
Once the ceremony had started there were speeches galore and to be honest everything seemed very victorian with the music they were playing, and the welcoming of the VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE etc. During the ceremony when the Chancellor was doing his speech, he mentioned to us all, that we need to think of our supporters and people in our lives who have helped us throughout our journey, getting to the end of our University years, and to be honest, at that moment, I begun to have a little lump in my throat and my eyes started watering slightly. I just kept thinking about my nanny who had passed away a few years ago. She would have absolutely loved to have attended my graduation. I just know that if she was still here, she would have been cheering me as loud as she could, as I walked along the stage and I can just imagine her snapping away with her little disposable cameras that she always used to buy because she hated technology. After having a little think to myself, I realised that she did attend my graduation. Maybe not physically, but mentally she did. She will always be within my heart and I hope that i’ve done her proud.
After everything had finished, my parents and partner got their cameras out and literally papped me for a good 30 mins! Throwing my cap in the air, smiling next to my university logo, standing with friends etc. Overall my graduation, like I said went by very quickly however i’m over the moon that uni is finally finished. I just hope that everything now is onwards and upwards! Job hunting starting ASAP!
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