I genuinely don't think I've ever been as nervous in my entire life as I was yesterday. The idea of standing up infront of everyone, on a stage, with everyone looking at me is pretty much my worst nightmare. Add to that the fear of tripping up on stage (which ever since seeing some poor girl do exactly that at my brother's graduation a couple of years ago has haunted me ever since so whenever I imagined graduating myself, I always imagined it with me tripping up on stage and let me tell you, the imagined version of myself did not cope with that situation very well at all). Anyway, thankfully I didn't trip over on stage, in fact I would say if anything, I glided, like a unicorn, a unicorn in a graduation gown. Although I'm pretty sure in reality I glided a little less like a unicorn and a lot more like a donkey (note to self: do not watch myself back on the video camera, do not break the unicorn fantasy).
I had this image in my head that after my graduation I would immediatey feel mature and finally like an adult, but what was the first thing that I did after graduating? Get a Cath Kidston Christmas mug (it's only October. Whatevs.) & some Disney Princess tissues (which ended up being Graduation gifts from my parents!). This completely destroyed my notion of being Little Miss Mature Graduate, but I would take Disney tissues over being mature any day and if you tell me that you wouldn't then you're probably lying. So don't lie, because nobody likes a liar, not even Pinocchio.
I can't believe how quickly the last three years went and the realisation that I'm finally out of education is such a weird concept. I feel so old. The big, wide world is waiting and that's bloody terrifying but also kind of exciting. So I guess it's time for me to gallop off as my unicorn/donkey self into the sunset and say goodbye to being a student and hello to being, well, whatever it is that I want to be!