What's the challenge?
To spend the whole day wearing my cap and gown.
What are you afraid of?
I'm afraid of not being able to feel proud enough of myself, ever.
How was the experience?
Today was graduation day, or as we, the branding program kids call it, fake graduation since we still have to work on thesis and then defend it on July 14th. Last time I graduated was in 2011. That day, everybody congratulated me, but I didn't feel proud for some reason. To me, it was obvious that I was going to graduate from my Bachelor's degree, right? This time, I wanted to really feel proud of myself. Getting a Master's was something I never really contemplated until I found the right program for me, so it is a big deal. I did worked extremely hard to get into this program, I wanted it more than anything and I gave my 110% ever since it started. That's why I decided to keep my graduation outfit for the entire day. The experience was amazing. Everybody in the street congratulated me and genuinely cared about my degree, they asked questions about where I was graduating from, what program and next steps. Some women bought me and my friend champagne at Sarabeth's, others came to me to give me appreciated advice. New Yorkers are awesome, they really made me feel proud and honored to be graduating in this city from an awesome school, SVA.