Had a tremor of trepidation before I stepped up onto the stage.
Worried about how I would walk, whether I would trip and fall, whether I would look poised and happy.
And then before you know it, the moment was over.
I had made my way down that red carpet (gracefully, I hope), smiled and received the empty folder masquerading as my degree certificate.
Nothing much. Just pleased that the day had finally arrived, that I could finally make my mum proud of me. I was a 19-year-old girl when I went into university and look at me now. How different and yet still the same.
Somehow, things have come a full circle. Was with the boyfriend at the beginning, split up with him in the middle and now, he’s the man standing next to me at the end. How ironic life can be. But I am glad for everything that has happened. It made both of us grow and I am as proud of him as he is of me.
One of the best things that ever happened in my school life is the formation of the blogging community that I am proud to be part of. I am so glad to have shared the day with them, because they certainly made it more fun!
Presenting my gorgeous friends (thanks to Howe Yang for the pic) –
The photos are out and can be viewed here.