I can’t believe that my graduation was almost 3 months ago! It feels like yesterday, yet so much has changed since I gradated but that is a story (or a few) for another blog post. Today I am finally going to share with you my graduation day.
Unfortunately 2 weeks before my graduation my dad was in a car crash while racing a broke most of his ribs, this meant that he was only able to attend the main graduation ceremony due to his poor health and lack of energy, so the beginning of the day, was spent with my mum, Stepdad and my boyfriend. I arrived early in the morning so I could spend as much time as possible in my graduation gown, I had spent a lot of money on that gown and 3 years at university! Once was in my gown- there was a woman who dressed everyone so we wore it correctly and had my professional photographs taken, I walked around the grounds of the university with my mum stepdad and boyfriend and took some wonderful pictures.
We managed to grab some lunch in a bar which was open during the middle of the day and then went to meet my dad and step mum by the theatre where the graduation took place. When we got into the theatre I had to separate from my family and went into the studio where the students sat, facing their parents once the curtain was raised.
Everyone stood up as the curtain was raised and screamed, shouted and clapped, looking around at the hundreds of faces that stared back lovingly at their children and friends was such an amazing feeling. In that moment the feeling of relief that I was finally there dressed in my gown washed over me along with pride and pure happiness to be there amongst my friends as we all received our degrees. Once they called my name I walked proudly, and slightly nervously across the stage, doffed my hat to the line of esteemed professors and collected my degree.
Once the ceremony was over I met my family outside for yet more photographs before meeting my grandparents for dinner in my favourite restaurant. Overall the day was amazing and a day that I will honestly never forget. I have never felt the love from my family more than I did on that day.