It’s the middle of Spring, and we’re approaching Prom/Graduation season. I remember my high school and Uni graduation as if it was yesterday, and they bring back so many amazing memories. Looking back, I felt like I didn’t know what to expect, and thought that there might have been a possibility that I might have not made it, but everything turned out fine! Therefore, I thought it would be fitting to have a little post in little things you can do to ease the stress of preparing for Graduation, so you’re not stressed out 2 days before the day!
1. Pick the dress
This is one of the most important jobs (if not second important – the first one being to pass all your exams!). I know how stressful it can be to scour on so many websites and not being able to find the one. The best thing to do is get researching a few months before, because the odds of you finding a dress earlier are higher. But don’t hunt for a dress, just casually browse through websites and you might end up finding one. Boohoo has a great range of prom/graduation here, I bought my dress from them last time! When you really need a dress, you won’t be able to find one – that’s just how it seems to work for me whenever there’s a big party or a wedding. I now have a closet filled with amazing party dresses but no where to go, but at least I’m prepared right?
2. Make sure to order the cap and gown on time
Especially since they have to arrive on time, and your measurements need to be right! Depending on your university, you may have to rent it for the day (which was the case at my university).
3. Start applying for jobs
I wish I had started applying for jobs sooner, but I was always so stressed out with my coursework. But, do start applying for jobs as soon as you can! That doesn’t mean you have to spend everyday sending CVs in. Just applying for a few places here and there can majorly help.
4. Finish your work on time
You may be excited by finally finishing your degree, but don’t forget about prepping for your coursework/exams. You’re probably struggling to do that one last bit of work, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The sooner you finish your work, the more free time you’ll have before the big day! Don’t wait until your due date to get everything done (which is what I stupidly did – guess who ended up pulling an all nighter?)
5. Have fun
Make the most of this day, don’t stress out too much about the real life just yet. Graduation only comes once (or twice, or thrice!). Enjoy with your family and friends, and celebrate the fact that you’ve made it!
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself for Graduation?
*The following items were gifted to me, but all opinions and views are my own.