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07 May 2015 @ 09:07 am
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Today is graduation. I was planning to walk in the ceremony, but now I'm not so sure. My sister with whom I live had back surgery a month ago. It was serious but not major. She's been careful since her surgery but yesterday she overdid it and is in a lot of pain. She called in sick to work and I'm pretty sure she's not going to feel up to going to the ceremony tonight. Even if I don't walk, I'll be "graduated." But I had been looking forward to it.

My other sister lives in Maryland and can't come down for the ceremony. Almost all of my friends work at the school I'm graduating from so they'll be there in their official capacities. In essence, I'll have no one in the seats cheering for me. Which makes me feel like I don't want to go.

I'm in a conundrum. I was excited about walking in the ceremony but if my sister can't go, I don't think I want to either.

What would y'all do?
Current Location: Sadville
Current Mood: disappointed
Current Music: dogs barking
McDanno Isa O'caan: cheerleadingmcdanno_isa on May 7th, 2015 01:23 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that you are passing for this so important moment in your life alone. If helps, as your personal cheerleader, I'm here in another timezone cheering frantically for you, babe!!
Put your head up, and walk with pride, bcs you are graduating great with even after of everything happened last years! You didn't give up, and you WON!
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:37 am (UTC)
I do go and I felt your love! Thank you!!!
kaige68: hipskaige68 on May 7th, 2015 01:43 pm (UTC)
In all honesty, I would go. Maybe it's not something that you'll have people in 'your seats'. You always have people in your corner. If I could drive down there for it, I'd be there! I totally would. I'm so very proud of you.

But more than that, YOU should be proud of you. Go, make the walk, smile like you've accomplished something that is very important, and go home. If at the end of it, the walk turns out to mean nothing, then so what. But it isn't something you should regret later. You can forget about it if you want to, but you can't go and do it later.

Regret the things you've done, not the things you didn't do.

Go, and do it with the knowledge that all of us are in your seats!

Are 6 dogs too many?: quacktkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:38 am (UTC)
You are totally right - I would have regretted it if I hadn't gone.

I are graduated!!!

Thank you BB!!!

kaige68: quackkaige68 on May 9th, 2015 12:42 am (UTC)
I'm grinning like a loon! Eggs thinks I'm bizarre (not really a shock there ). I am so insanely proud of you!!!!!!
ThatWasJustaDreamthtwzjustadream on May 7th, 2015 02:19 pm (UTC)
Go! I walked my grad school ceremony two years ago on my own.

I'm sure I could have gotten either my sis or brother to come down if I'd asked, but they live 300+ miles away and it isn't easy for them to travel. And my friends here are not close friends - more like lunch and go to the occasional event friends, not 'sit through your graduation' friends.

It did feel a bit odd at times - but not that odd. And it absolutely gave me a good feeling of accomplishment and of putting the exclamation point on the sentence, so to speak. :).

Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:38 am (UTC)
I did go. You are right - if I didn't I would have regretted it.

Thank you!!
Umai Hoshifairyniamh on May 7th, 2015 02:42 pm (UTC)
Walk the stage, you've earned it. Even though we can't physically be there, you know we will all be cheering you from afar.

*hugs* So very proud of you.
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! I felt your love with me last night. Because I did go!

Umai Hoshifairyniamh on May 9th, 2015 12:41 am (UTC)
I am so glad and proud of you girl. (((hugs)))
riverotter1951: Fleur de lisriverotter1951 on May 7th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
I agree with the other comments. This is an important moment and you earned it. Celebrate with pride and then celebrate with your sister as well.
Are 6 dogs too many?: flipflopstkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:39 am (UTC)
Yes everyone was right and I did go!

Thank you!
Chris: elmosharpiesgal on May 7th, 2015 03:14 pm (UTC)

Go ahead and walk. You more than earned it. You've got us rooting you on, so go for it.
Are 6 dogs too many?: Kono happytkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:40 am (UTC)
Thank you BB!! I did go and I'm glad.

(((Hugs to you)))
galadriel34galadriel34 on May 7th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
Go and walk! I will cheer you from here and I hope you will hear it :hug:

:sending lots of hugs for you and your sister:
Are 6 dogs too many?: beach chairtkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! I did go and I'm glad. Thank you for the long distance cheering!
Kathy: H50 Steve/laughskitmerlot1213 on May 7th, 2015 03:51 pm (UTC)
I think you should go--it's a dig deal, you are massively proud of yourself and you can cheer yourself on :):)
Are 6 dogs too many?: beartkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:41 am (UTC)
Thank you for cheering me from afar. I did go and I'm glad!

tprillahfiction: Young DeForesttprillahfiction on May 7th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
Walk the ceremony. You will regret it if you don't. Like the others who commented already mentioned: You earned this. I didn't walk my BA Hon ceremony at my uni because my parents couldn't be there, so I thought what was the point and I regret it to this day. Take alot of pictures of the ceremony so you can share it with your sister.

Congratulations on graduating!

Edited at 2015-05-07 08:16 pm (UTC)
Are 6 dogs too many?: timontkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:41 am (UTC)
You are right - I would have regretted it if I hadn't gone. I did go!

Thank you!
tprillahfictiontprillahfiction on May 25th, 2015 04:28 am (UTC)
I'm glad you ended up going to the ceremony! Congratulations again on your degree!
lou_clou_c on May 7th, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC)
I regret not going to mine when I finally did it. Just a diploma. But maybe my only time :(
Are 6 dogs too many?: tkeyladrinktkeylasunset on May 9th, 2015 12:42 am (UTC)
I did walk and I'm glad. I would have deeply regretted it otherwise.

Stevia Fluntasphaltcowgrrl on May 11th, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
I'm way far behind here so forgive me. I see that you did go and walk and I'm so happy to hear that. I remember how I felt at my high school graduation - I never had a ton of friends and my family is uber-reserved and wouldn't have made noise even if it was expected of them. I had one friend... god love him... and he made enough noise for everyone. :D

I never managed to graduate college once, that you've done it twice is AMAZING. Only wonderful things out there for you now! :D