Graduation…. Such a bitter sweet experience. Sweet because your done with school and all the stress that comes with it and bitter because you’re about to begin another phase in your life and the choices you make at this point is likely to affect the rest of your life. Let’s just focus on the sweet first, no more CATs or exams or projects. I remember during my last semester I couldn’t wait to finish school and this feeling was brought by all the stress I had while doing my project. My project was an Android app and for those who don’t know about coding, if you make one mistake, just one simple mistake, your application crashes. I can’t tell you how many times I gave up. I’d leave my room after trying to change one thing for two hours saying how I’ve given up only to come back ten minutes later. I can’t even explain how amazing it felt after presenting my project and finishing exams!
At this point, I’m just trying to curate my life and really praying to God to guide my steps and help me make the right decisions. I do realize that at the end of the day, I’m the one who’ll have to live my life, not my siblings or my parents or my relatives; so at the end of the day, I’m trying to make choices that will make me happy, grow and benefit me both in the short and long run. At the end of the day, I don’t want to ever say I did this for my parents or so and so chose this life for me. So I guess that’s the bitter part, trying to figure out what direction to take. P.S. If you’ve just graduated or about to, take a look at this video.
Anyway, my graduation day was amazing. We all woke up early and everyone was pretty excited. I spent some time doing my make up and I had even bought some false eyelashes the previous day but I really had a hard time putting them on so I decided to do without but I regretted not watching YouTube videos on how to do so the night before. As for my outfit, I was initially shopping for a dress but ended up with this wonderful number that fit perfectly and looked amazing.
We then arrived and that’s when I wore my gown with a bit of help as my sister took on the role of photographer.
The ceremony was kept quite short and they get a 5 star for that since no one ever likes sitting hours on end listening to so many speeches.Before we realized, we had already turned our tassels signifying that we’d graduated. I think at this point, parents are usually more proud than you are. We then had a celebratory lunch with the family and had cake later; just like that, the anticipated day was gone. I really thank God for letting me make it this far and I continue to count my blessings everyday!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Jumpsuit from Kijani By Lily
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