Graduation has always been an event of conflicting emotions. It can be a source of great pride that after all those sleepless nights of research for your thesis, it’s all finally over. Finally, all your hard work has paid off and you’re one step closer to achieving your dreams.
On the other hand, it could also mean bidding adieu to your friends and the good ‘ol carefree days of free cuts and YOLO. It’s saying goodbye to parental support and hello to responsibilities and general adulting.
We did a bit of crowdsourcing and asked people how their self-perception changed after a few years in the “real world.” We also compiled different graduation stories that serve to inspire, making you hark back to this significant milestone in your life.
Presenting Inquirer POP’s very own Graduation Special.