All posts tagged: graduation

Graduation Caps On Fleek

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
When we graduated high school 12 years (!!!!) ago, we didn’t have the option – or maybe didn’t even know there was the option – to decorate the tops of our caps. By college, I think the trend was still out there, but people at my school didn’t delve into their arts & crafts side, despite being an arts school. But now that it’s graduation season again, I am constantly seeing more and more elaborately decorated caps that are more exciting than any commencement I’ve ever attended. And of course, there’s a good chunk out there that were inspired by pop culture, so here are some of the best from the Class of 2016 and their graduation caps on fleek*. *I’m too old to be saying that they’re not “on fleek” I take that back. Where is the lie? https://twitter.com/sincerely_mg/status/731202777700024320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/KimsCustomCraft/status/730580623581052928 Queen B for those Queens, B. https://twitter.com/Tykeez/status/728983177491001344 https://twitter.com/aprilthiess/status/733022172793409537 https://twitter.com/lizPLUSbeth/status/733118400667344897?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw http://treaxherous.tumblr.com/post/144406671868/day-2-of-graduation-is-under-way https://www.instagram.com/p/BFhW024NfsF/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BF7YKXtpBck/ https://twitter.com/RevoltTV/status/731234823197609985 https://twitter.com/summerspears_/status/724279768359796736 And of course the wise words of Michael Scott… http://dundermifflinscranton.tumblr.com/post/144852699072 http://dundermifflinscranton.tumblr.com/post/144741979637 Some call it the…

The College Years: Navigating Frat Parties, Relationships, and Studies

Originally posted on Nina Navigating Life :
“College will be the best four years of your life.” – Everyone Not to sound like everyone else, but college actually was the best four years of my life. High school was absolutely awful for me, as I’m sure many of you can relate to. I didn’t have that many friends, and the friends I did have were the root of many tears, drama, and anxiety. So when I moved into my freshman year dorm with my roommate and two suitemates who had no idea who I was, I was overjoyed. For some reason, the thought of not knowing anyone was actually comforting to me. Sure, it was scary at times, but I was so excited to have a clean slate. I always say that my freshman year was the most fun year of my life, but I would never want to do it again. And I can explain that statement to you in two words: FRAT PARTIES. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. There were plenty of other fun things about that year,…

Dazed and Confused at 22

Originally posted on Rosie Culture:
Your 20’s are so damn confusing that it’s even hard to explain why it’s so confusing. Things started getting pretty complicated in the teen years. You are experiencing new things, new feelings, and growing up. You feel too young, but sometimes you feel too old. How you are at age 13 majorly differs from how you are at age 19. But nothing is really expected from you. Yeah, you need to figure out what you’re doing after high school and you have to maybe get a part time job and maybe go to college. But when you turn 20, you’re already well into college and figuring everything out. Your path finally seems clear and you’ve settled into something. Then you turn 21 and all of a sudden you can go to all of these bars and buy your own alcohol. But you’re also inching closer to graduation. Things start to get a little blurry. Then you turn 22 and you need to decide EVERYTHING. Are you getting your masters? Are…

Maybe I’m A Selfish Bitch, But My Mom Still Loves Me

Originally posted on Est. 1989:
I wanted to share a story about something that happened in my family back in 2011. This is story about a time when I felt like I wasn’t considered enough but I should be. This was written as a stream of consciousness. So I hope it makes sense.? In December 2011 a bunch of my family got together at my grandparents’ house for Xmas. This is my mom’s side of the family. At the time I was one semester away from graduating college with my BA. Something that no one else in my family has ever done. I worked hard, albeit not as hard as I could have because I was actually on my 5th year instead of 4th, but I still felt like I was about to accomplish something that was actually worthy of praise for once.? Meanwhile, my 18 year old cousin had a (surprise) baby in October. This would be the first time my mom would be meeting this baby, as well as the first time for some…

When you make things up to tell people about what you’re doing with your life and hope they don’t follow up on them later

Originally posted on Lily in Bloom:
Try not having a future and attending a graduation event. Or not having a job when meeting up with your friends for the first time after coming back from school. These are some of the most dignity-challenging moments as a young person, so sometimes you have to make things up. This became a really fun game, because I was most likely meeting people I would never see again and it didn’t matter anyway. I’ve tried out a few and have only been asked about maybe one. 1. Oh, I’m just studying for the (insert graduate school exam here) full-time. This was a fun little answer for when I told everyone that I was preparing for law school. I am in no way studying for the LSAT, despite it being a very possible option a few months ago. Because of the specificity of the LSAT (unlike the GRE), this quickly ended the conversation and I didn’t have to go into further explanation of my immediate future. But I usually added on a…

No. Because Senioritis.

I’M IN MY FINAL SEMESTER OF MY COLLEGE CAREEEEEER! If you’re a senior too, you understand my sentiment. Right now people are either really ecstatic, super anxious, or some-level-of depressed. I am somewhere in between ecstatic and anxious. I’m anstatic (<– I tried). Though I am proud to say I will be graduating this spring (which was never a question), I am doing quite a bit prepare for post-grad life. For starters, I am networking like crazy and I’ve done a lot of research on different companies in California (where I am moving to).  I am also gathering information about housing, talking to alumni, finding prices to ship items and switch my car over, and so forth. I am also working on three film projects, managing the PR and production department of our film society, and interning for a production company that is close by. I will completely admit, I am a busy body, but I love every minute of it. I need it. With all of the things listed above, I still find myself …