Oh the places you’ll go!

When my brother graduated grade 8, his teacher gave him the famous Dr Seuss book, Oh The Places You’ll Go! I thought it was only fitting that yesterday when unnecessarily browsing Winners, I found a box of notecards with that exact message on them. I always liked the book because it seemed to encourage new possibilities without outright telling you what to do. It’s all up to you 🙂

Yesterday was my convocation (graduation) day. A few months ago I made the decision to not attend the ceremony or any part of convocation for that matter. I felt that for many people this is a happy day where they can celebrate and feel some sort of nostalgia for the years past. There’s noting wrong with that, but the thing is, I couldn’t be gone fast enough. As I’ve mentioned multiple times on here I’m sure, university was definitely not the best time of my life at all and I didn’t really have that awesome super fun, experience where I left with a feeling of accomplishment. I left feeling I should have got my ish together ages ago and had a better idea of what I was doing.

Props to best friends who let you borrow their gown and flowers for photos ♥

 

The strange thing is that I did end up going and I did enjoy it. On Saturday my friend asked me to come to take some pictures with her after the ceremony. I got all dressed up as you do, with the makeup and heels and flowy skirt. As I was heading there, I found was actually getting excited. It turned out to be a lovely afternoon spent with her family taking photos and eating free food. She even let me put on her hood and gown to take a few photos so I could pretend like I actually paid for it 😛 When I left, I left pretty happy and thankful. Perhaps I was glad that I did experience that closure; this portion of my life is done, and it really wasn’t all that bad. Now I’m onto the next. I’m glad I went.

Congrats to myself and everyone else who has graduated! I’ll leave you with some Dr Seuss wisdom:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. 
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
 You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
 And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
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