It's just a piece of paper. That's the joke graduating college seniors like to make, and it's true. But I worked damn hard for this piece of paper so I am not even a little bit ashamed of celebrating!
My graduation day started like any other. I woke up to my entire house shaking due to a magnitude 4.2 earthquake (did I mention I live in Michigan?), and then I proceeded to rush through the whole makeup-hair-wardrobe portion of the day while listening to Trevor Hall and Head Automatica's Graduation Day on repeat (you're welcome.)
I had a cute dinner at my favorite local spot and then proceeded to sit through the longest, most boring graduation ever. Don't get me wrong: I enjoyed it (sorta), but 3 hours is just too long. I wish I could have snuck in a magazine or something.
It didn't end until after 10pm, which was kind of stupid because taking pictures was impossible. This was legitimately the best photo we could get which reminds me to remind you all to take photos beforehand. I didn't think that far ahead, so it is what it is. Anyway, this is the first photo of my mom, dad, and myself in over a decade. It meant a lot to me to have him there. In fact, his graduation was one of my first memories, and despite our troubled relationship, he's been my biggest educational role model thus far. He's a smart man and I love him very much.
I'm pretty impressed with myself for actually vlogging the whole thing. I don't advertise my second channel much on here, but I do have a more personal, candid, and less "professional" channel where I record my daily life. Check it out via my graduation day vlog below!
Thank you so much to everyone who wished me well on my day! I've actually dreamed about my graduation day more than I've ever thought about a wedding, and I'm super grateful to have gotten to this point in my educational career. Upwards and onwards.