Last week I had been a bit quiet on all aspects of my blog and social media, however with good reason. Leading up to last Wednesday I was preparing for my graduation (finally), after completing my studies last June the time had come to finally graduate. Honestly I had mixed emotions about the day starting with nervousness to excitement to falling asleep on the sofa at 9 that night - I blame having to get there for 8.15am.
Honestly the day was perfect, after waiting over 6 months to graduate it was all worth it. Our ceremony was held at Birmingham's Symphony Hall and I had never been there before, but such a stunning location. I graduated with a 1st class degree in Media and Communications (for any of you that wanted to know) and blood, sweat and tears went into my grade. It was lovely to catch up with people that I hadn't seen since finishing university, and it was if time hadn't passed.
First photo is just little ol' me, and if you had known the stress that went into my dress. I was looking for a backup dress the day before as each time I tried the dress on it felt a little tight. So I spent two days drinking 2 litres of water, and honestly helped my dress feel comfortable for the day. Second photo is me and the boy, who was my rock during my time at uni. Bless his soul reading my essays, dealing with my uni tantrums ect, he was there through it all. Then there's me and my girls, who came to be my closest friends during university, and am so glad to have met these two people! Lastly you can't not go to graduation and not throw your hat in the hair, yes I was thinking Legally Blonde all the way in this instance.
The ceremony was amazing, we had the talented Jeff Lynne and Laura Mvula receive honorary awards. It was quite scary walking over the stage, not only being one of the first names called in my year but to walk in high heels. I was telling myself keep your hat on, and don't fall! Luckily enough I kept my composure and didn't fall. I was so surprised during the ceremony when reading the little guide that you receive was to see my name mentioned in the awards section of the book, I had been awarded the Rod Piling Award for Journalism - something that goes to one student in the year, and I will be getting the award in the summer.
Overall I had an amazing day, and was so happy to share it with the people I love the most.