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Graduation - Leighann Anderson's Blog

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Blog Posted:6/10/2011 7:35:00 PM
Hi everyone, this blog isn't going to be about poetry but about I am feeling at the moment.  To sum it up in a few words, I am terrified.  I have now finished my undergraduate course at university; I studied Environmental Science (I know, great difference from writing!); 4 years gone almost instantly.  Now, in 2 weeks I'll be wearing a graduation gown and the traditional under-clothes - white shirt and black trousers for me; women tend to wear black skirts, as for the men they will be wearing the full celtic uniform - a waist coat, a kilt, celtic socks and ghille brogues (shoes) along with a sporran (feathery pouch); I have always liked seeing men wearing it, in my opinion it's rather sexy but I would say that because I'm Scottish. 
 
On the 23rd of June I will be wearing my graduation gown in Caird Hall (in Dundee) full of parents, students and university officals.  I am absolutely terrified, I'm scared I might make a fool of myself because there is no rehersals!  My mum and partner will be there, sitting in the fancy red leather seats amongst a sea of black, yellow, red, green and blue graduation gowns.  I never thought I would feel this scared of walking onto a stage just to get handed a scroll!    I have no doubt whatsoever that my face will light up the entire hall; no need for lighting!  I can see it now, this will be my face -->

After I graduate (and make a total fool of myself) I am hoping to either do a MA (Master degree) in Earthquake and Offshore Geotechnical Engineering (it's not as fancy as it sounds) or another undergraduate course in a entirely different direction - Art; I do miss all the fiascos with the glues and oil paints and the nightmares with pastels, but most of all I miss being able to draw things people gasp at due to the sheer expression in colour and pencil. 
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Date: 6/11/2011 8:11:00 AM
Walk proudly and take that scroll you have earned. There is nothing to fear and your mom and partner will be so proud. Love, Joyce
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Date: 6/11/2011 7:50:00 AM
Congratulations Leighann, what a wonderful accomplishment, and don't worry, you'll do fine! Just the fact that others are up there on that stage going through the ceremony with you, will be enough to give you confidence. Each step you take, is one more step into a wonderful future! Just take it one step at a time! Congratulations!!!
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Date: 6/11/2011 6:45:00 AM
Leighann, I believe that worrying is wasted energy. Please don't let your fears ruin your big day. You should be happily anticipating every second until your big moment. You will shine...you are a remarkable woman. Congratulations and love to you!
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Date: 6/10/2011 10:33:00 PM
Congratulations on your studies and graduation. Don't worry too much about being embarrassed....seriously, it isn't worth the stress. Why be embarrassed? You worked for it. Hmmmm, maybe it is easy for me to say, because I enjoy making a fool of myself. Life is too short.
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Date: 6/10/2011 10:03:00 PM
A big congratulations to you on your upcoming graduation. You have much to be proud of, Leighann. Go where your heart takes you. That is something I never did. I just kind of fell into anything I ever did in the past. I admire those who take the bull by the horns and go for what they truly dream of!!
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