College graduation is so impersonal - my HS graduation was awesome; I came from a small school so it was a really wonderful ceremony. In contrast, college graduation equals hundreds (if not like a thousand) of us, they don't even do the walk-across-the-stage-and-announce-your-name-and-give-you-a-diploma thing: we all stand up, in groups designated by college - I have NO idea who I am marching beside... I am excited to graduate; I am excited to finally have an ex. sci. degree; the ceremony, I could care less.
In addition: graduation means a whole bunch of other little obligatory things, like tomorrow is a brunch for Honors thesis writers. This is just about my worst nightmare: get really dressed up, stuck somewhere in the middle of a large room with a billion other people, most of whom I don't know, which is anxiety hell for me in the first place.
And then there's a luncheon thing on Saturday that I am fairly sure my presence is requested at.
I wish I could send my family to the brunch and I could disappear to the pool, where it is un-crowded and quiet.
and somehow I will have to eat at these things, and not throw it up... which is another challenge in a high-anxiety situation for me.
this probably sounds completely spoiled and selfish, but I am just absolutely dreading this weekend.
maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine
If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
disclaimer: PhD not MD