Mood for the Past 4 Years ☝🏽
Well maybe not my mood but my parents’. I mean shout out to the true MVPs love you, Papa and Mama 🥰🥰
So yeah I graduated, YAY! Just talking about university and my experience will be both nauseating and nostalgic so we’ll keep that topic for a separate blog post. However, I remember a few weeks before my graduation I was stressing; like your girl was stresssssssssssinggggg (the emphasis is really not enough). I can’t even imagine how people feel when planning for a big phase in their lives like a wedding or lifetime type of commitment. I mean, after all this, I will definitely be prepared for that no doubt.
I had nothing to wear and no plans on what to do with my hair. I already had a very sad experience with ordering from Pretty Little Things, like the dress was actually going to look good on me, but my ability to order the correct size always works out better in my mind than in reality. Plus I had expected that maybe by mistake the model’s body will arrive with the clothes. Don’t we all expect that lol!
To properly describe how the whole graduation process went down let’s adopt the famous Youtube video introduction that will probably do justice to this explanation.
*Making my intro* Well hello there and welcome to storyyyyy timeeee with DeeDee…
I was away in Kingston some weeks before the main day, so I had to trust my family members for outfit choice, matching and sizing. Was I wrong for trusting them? We will see 😭 Here are screenshots of the ideas I sent over which I found interesting from Zara
Getting my vision across to them was such a tough process. I just wanted to look like a babe that I really am, on the big day. That being said, if you know me or not, I can be very dramatic and when I’m stressed out my emotions are heightened. So during the time, this was really my behaviour.
But in all honesty I was surprised, my mum and aunt really showed up for me and picked a good match and the whole outfit came to life. They exceeded my expectations!
Meanwhile, as I was leaving my fate into their hands, I had to take care of what I could so getting my nails done was the next priority since everything else was falling into place.
I showed up on everyone like Powwwww!
The day was getting closer and the hair itself wasn’t sorted out yet, so trust me I started that same previous behavior of just being a drama queen. Luckily, my friend Cassie took control of the hair situation and fixed me up real good. I spent the night and early morning trying to curl this hair of mine. I really struggled! But honestly, when in doubt remember YouTube and those around you for support 😂
THE D-DAY: Time to get ready and my makeup was just acting up. You know those times when you really need to look sweet but everything from the foundation base to the finishing spray wasn’t working out. I was looking and ready to go out like this.
Nothing was blending right you know.
Actually, maybe if I had practiced my makeup earlier I won’t have been struggling. I just had to manage and accept my situation and move on. You will probably notice I have no selfies to share with you all. Yes! if you still don’t understand the state of that makeup, hmm, sweetie it was bad.
Then being a true Nigerian I was just running on Nigerian time. I was going to be late late for my graduation, what a wow! I don’t fully remember the details of everything because my brain just shut down at some point. All I heard from my family was run run runnnnn!
So yes I obeyed and ran into the hall with heels in my hands. The day had been so off, when it was time to walk on the stage my nerves started, I was literally shaking. To add coal to this flaming fire, the year before I had attended my friends graduation and someone fell face down on the stage. Everyone then gave that awkward we gotcha clap. I felt so bad for the lady, I wasn’t about to give everyone Tales-of-the-Heel-Misfortune Part 2. So when names were called people were dabbing, screaming and whatever they desired, but I gave a very uncomfortable smile and moved on real quick.
After it ended, I got to see my favs and took pictures. I’m a very picky person so I wasn’t fully pleased with how all the pictures turned out. However, I appreciate the photographers because I know it was definitely not easy for everyone. Btw these pictures haven’t been put up on Instagram and probably might not be (Okay maybe a few) but here you go. You are welcome 🙂
The process of taking picture kept going on and on and on. Well, till today I don’t think I had enough, but a few of my family members were really over the whole process and just wanted to leave. I felt I needed to hang on longer to what started out as a demanding process, but ended up being a really rewarding moment. The atmosphere of graduation is totally different; everyone is happy and proud of this huge accomplishment in your life. People that don’t even know you are sending continuous congratulations your way which is just amazing!
Overall it was an awesome experience and journey for me. I’m grateful and I give all the glory and praise to God. I’m interested in knowing how smooth or maybe hectic your graduation preparation was? If you are still in school, please make a checklist based on my experience and you will definitely be fine.
Thank you for all the love on the last post. I was too excited and appreciate every single person 🥰
P.S: I asked 2 years ago in this post for your birthdays, wow how time flies. Well It’s my birthday today so leave a comment telling me when yours is.
Sweet Girl signing out 💗