Graduation

Saturday, June 20, 2015

I know, I know. Graduation was forever ago and I am way behind in my posts. Things have been beyond stressful with me lately though, and I am trying to cram in as much as I can before moving with Michael at the end of the month. I'm having a really emotional time with leaving Olympia, and I've essentially been a hot mess, to spare you the details. Either way, here I am to share some snaps of my graduation from Evergreen with you! Michael took them all, and there aren't very many, but I really enjoy sharing my life with y'all. The above photo is my momma and I. Below are some crowd pics, one of my with two of my handsome gentlemen friends (recognize Seán from Ireland?), and me crossing the stage. Enjoy!




And that's about it really. I was there for over three hours, in the blaring sun, getting awkward sunburns on the tops of my knees only. It's quite a look. Now I have tan knee circles. Real hot. Otherwise it was kind of an anticlimactic experience, to be honest. Nothing like wrapping up four years of college by shaking a random strangers hand in a photo and entering a world of crippling debt. Woo!

Ok, I'm acting very negative. I'm really happy to have gotten my degree, and I will never be thankful enough for all the experiences I had and the friends I've made, but I must say that I feel rather melancholy about the whole thing. I just wish I had more time, I suppose. I'm freaking out about college being done and that meaning immediately moving to the Seattle area with M. I love him with all my heart, but I do not like the city and the thought of leaving my home and my friends is breaking my heart. It's a new journey, and I am open to it, but it's been hard. Know that I love you all, and am so thankful that you come here to spend a little time with me. More posts soon, just bear with me.

4 comments:

  1. Hold up - you had the option to NOT wear a gown? I would have loved that - both high school and college pissed me off because the gown covered my cute outfit. I hated wearing what felt like a big dark tent. Gross!!! Congrats!

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    1. Yes! Thank goodness Evergreen is so lax! In high school I don't think it was an option for me, but at Egreen no one really cares, so I was pretty happy about getting to show off the gorgeous dress that my mom bought me. Those "gowns" make me look super short and about 9 months pregnant. Not good. And thanks!
      ♡Mariah Alysz

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  2. I agree about graduation. My graduation from my undergrad took forever and it was SO hot. We were in black gowns, too, so it was extra bad. I was so sweaty in my tulle dress underneath. :\ And it's pretty boring to watch a million people go up on stage and shake someone's hand. Plus it's a bummer that you don't even get your degree! They just end up mailing it to you later on. Nonetheless, I'm glad I did it just for the experience lol. I didn't walk for my graduate degree because it would just be a waste of time and money.

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    1. I feel like on some level walking isn't even for you, you know? Like part of it is for your family and friends who want to see you mark your accomplishment. Either way, I got a hella awkward sunburn on the tops of my knees only and left before it was over, haha. And congrats on all your schooling! Such a smart lady!
      ♡Mariah Alysz

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