Graduation!

July 24, 2014

hello freckles graduation 
It seems so crazy to think I'm no longer a student and calling myself a graduate feels weird! After being a student for so long, to be completely finished education is such a strange feeling!

Two weeks ago, I graduated from the University of Sunderland with a First Class Honours degree. I had secured my graduate job before even finding out my degree classification (so I kinda assumed I'd done okay!) and I guess I was technically still a student! (I would've had this post up sooner but I still haven't seen all the photos yet, this is just a handful! Expect a few more to be added in the coming days)hello freckles graduation stadium of light
hello freckles tasha steel graduation
Last week I went to Paris with my boyfriend for a few days then on this week I started my graduate job. It's all happened so quickly and I'm incredibly grateful as I know it's not normally this easy to roll out of uni into a job!

Believe it or not, I actually considered not going to my graduation ceremony and I'm so pleased I changed my mind. A few days before the final deadline to get tickets for friends and family, it hit me, this is going to be the only time I'll attend something like this and after all the hard work I've put in, the long nights, the stress, the tears and all the amazing feedback I've received, I have to go! I'd massively recommend going to your graduation ceremony, even if you're not sure about it, you will enjoy it! 

My ceremony was the first one of the week and we all had to be there for 8am to get gowns and mortar boards. It really was the one day I needed my hair and make up to go exactly how I wanted and I was up at 5:45am to get ready!
Walking across the stage wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. I remember feeling incredibly proud as I walked across and shook hands with the vice-chancellor and chancellor and knowing that my family were watching me made it all pretty emotional.

I'd go back and do it again if I could but that's not possible - well, unless I do a Masters or they give me an honorary degree for something, ha!
You may now call me, Natasha Steel BA (Hons) but we can stick with Tasha, that's fine!


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27 comments

  1. Oh my gosh CONGRATULATIONS this is amazing and you look gorgeous xxx

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  2. Fab post Tasha! You look so gorgeous in your photos :D massive CONGRATULATIONS!! you deserve it for all your hard work :D

    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. Aww thank you so much Kate, means a lot xx

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  3. Oh wow, CONGRATULATIONS! You look beautiful in your photos!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  4. fab post and you look amazing in these photos! Congratulations on graduating x

    JustJulie | Beauty Blog

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  5. Aw wow congrats hun! love the dress :)

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Sophie! It took me so long to find one I liked that wasn't too fancy but not too casual x

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  6. WOW GIRL YOU LOOK GREAT!
    Congrats :)

    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Congratulations!! I love your dress :)

    Jess xo

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  8. Congratulations! You look so pretty :)

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  9. Huge congratulations! Well done! :)

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  10. Congratulations, girl! Way to go~ No more waking up early or staying up all night just to finish your thesis. :) Goodluck, Tasha!

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    1. Thanks so much Mhisha! Nope, just waking up early for work now :) x

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  11. Huge congratulations on graduating! I graduated on the 15th July and It still feels weird being able to call myself a graduate haha.

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. Thanks Sophia. Congratulations to you too! I know it feels weird to think we're not students anymore doesn't it? x

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