My convocation was on Tuesday. As I got dressed and ready to leave, I wondered if it was the best idea to do a leg murdering workout before I planned to walk across a stage in front of hundreds of people! Haha, but it was okay.
My friend ‘She (pronounced Shay. For the purposes of this post, I’m going to spell her name “Shay”, so that “Shay” and the word she are not confused LOL.) was there with me for the most part. She and I had been in many classes together and became friends, both in and out of school. Shay along with another college friend Christine came to visit me while I was in the hospital just after my transplant, so we’re all close.
Attending Convocation was great for me. Not only did I graduate, but I graduated with honours. I mean, I know I’ve said this already, but it’s just so symbolic for me. 2012 is my year of change…positive change. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Everything went pretty much as planned during Convocation. While everyone was asked to hold their applause while each student walked across the stage, as you might imagine, there is always going to be some rogue family members or friends of a grad who cannot contain themselves. It was so funny. I think the funniest one was when one student walked across the stage (I cannot remember his name, let’s just say it was Joe) and then all you hear is “YEAH JOE! GET THAT DIPLOMA!!!”. Oh my goodness-the whole audience erupted in laughter.
Anyhow, here are some pictures. Yay!
|Shay and I’s obligatory bathroom pic. It didn’t turn out as great as we hoped…|
|…so we took another one. I am holding the camera believe it or not 🙂|
|I’m a big fan of making silly faces in an otherwise serious situation|
|A nice one|
|We got our signals crossed. I thought we’re doing silly faces, she thought serious faces.|
|So we did this one, which is our serious or “pissed off” faces.|
|Mixed up again. I thought we were doing another nice one, she thought we were doing silly faces.|
|So now we’ve both managed to do silly faces.|
|I’m the meat in a “my two favourite boys” sandwich.|
|Family minus my brother. Someone had to take the pic!|