In my last catch up post I talked a little about going through the matching process for my dietetic internship. Today’s catch up post is all about graduation!
Up until the week of graduation I had decided that I wasn’t going to walk on graduation day. Honestly it wasn’t that big of a deal to me since this is my second bachelor’s degree and all. But that week as I was studying for finals and celebrating with my classmates I just thought… what the hell… I should walk across that stage with my classmates. We’ve worked our asses off and we deserve to be recognized for that. This degree is extremely grueling, let’s not lie!!
Anyway mainly the reason I changed my mind about walking is because of these three little words.
Magna Cum Laude baby!!! I decided I still didn’t want to make a huge thing of it though. I only invited my husband. It was pretty last minute and graduation was on a Friday morning (seriously TWU that is so lame.) Plus we only had 6 tickets and I didn’t want to have to pick and choose which family members were going to be able to come and which were going to get left out.
So I scrambled around trying to find my cap and gown from my last graduation. I couldn’t find it, so I borrowed one from a friend but it was about two inches too short so I went on a rampage tearing up the house looking for my old cap and gown and ended up finding it! So all I had to actually buy was the tassel and my honors stole (which was ridiculously expensive for a piece of white fabric!)
The day of our MNT final (the last final for most of us!) a bunch of us decided to go out for drinks after the final!
Day drinking commenced. Girly drinks were had. Stories were told. Lots of cheering and toasting was done.
(picture credit: Jennifer Stringfellow- thanks girl!! p.s. classmates if you don’t want to be in these pics on my bloggy just let me know and I’ll either take them down or crop you out!)
So graduation day came and since I have the most awesome luck in the whole world I forgot to grab my husband’s ticket off of the refrigerator before we left the house (our ceremony is ticketed). And I didn’t notice until we were there at graduation (we live 30 mins away so he couldn’t have gone home and gotten back in time). I sent him to the viewing area where they were televising the graduation ceremony but I felt like crap because the only person I had invited to my graduation wasn’t going to be there. And he had scrambled to get someone to cover for him at work that day at the last minute so that he could come. I was freaking out as we were lining up in alphabetical order to go into the ceremony and one of the girls in line by me was like I have an extra ticket! Hooray for random kind acts from a stranger! So Justin got to see me graduate after all!
I have some super sweet hat hair from my graduation cap!!
And since I waited so long to write this blog post, my diploma has actually come in so I may as well show a pic of that too!
Even though I didn’t make a big deal out of graduation I still wanted to celebrate a little. So I invited a few friends out for Mexican food that night to have some drinks and relax! We took a few pics but unfortunately they didn’t turn out. Bad lighting and a camera on a phone don’t tend to bode well. Ah well, it was still fun!
Bachelor’s done!! Next up, Master’s and internship and then I’m done and I can have a real job with actual monies! Can’t wait, being a broke student is starting to get a little old!
Till next time,