Graduation: A Year OnπŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŽ“


July 12th 2017. Today marks a year since graduation and the end of my university experience. I don’t think I reflected or wrote about it on the blog at the time,so a year later I thought I would. 

It was one of the best days of my life. A day that I got to spend with some of my favourite people in the whole world. Best friends who I would never have been able to have gotten through those three years without. And I feel I can’t get through years without now. I feel I really have made friends for life in my uni friends and I will always be grateful for that. 

The weather was perfect. Not too hot,but also not too cold either. I remember going to get my gown with Amie and her saying ‘I’m so glad I get to graduate with you. I couldn’t have gotten through it without you. We done it!’ We did do it and I’m so proud!  

I thought I was going to be more emotional than I was. Emotional that it was over,but in fact I felt elated. Happy and proud that I had managed to do it and that all the hard work had paid off. 

Me and mum got to do our famous ‘Gilmore Girls’ graduation pose and it was generally just one of the best days ever!

Now,a year on a lot has happened, and yet not alot has too. I came home after graduation and immediately had that sinking feeling of ‘home again’ but not knowing how long for. Well,it’s been a year and I’m still here. I miss the independence of having to fend for myself,yet it’s also nice to be here when my mum gets home from work everyday. 

Also in this year though,I’ve done quite a bit in terms of travelling. I crossed things off my bucket list. I went to Wales 3 times,I went to France,and generally had a good time. I fell in love for the first time,and even though it didn’t work out,I learnt a lot from him,in general and about myself. I got my first job which I start next week. And even though it’s only for the summer,I’m excited to see what the next chapter in my life brings. I’m hoping it’s a good one. 

A big Thankyou to Southampton Solent for being the best uni to go to. Thankyou to my family for always supporting me. My uni friends(Amie,Sarah,Tim,Sammeh and Mehrnaz),and my home friends (Becky,Sophie and Lucy). To Paul for making me realise what love was like and what now friendship is like. And to everyone who made graduation and who makes my life great. Wow that sounded like acknowledgements in a book I’ve written. Perhaps that’ll be the next thing to cross of the bucket list. Who knows! 

Hope you’re all doing well! 

Lots of love 
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