- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
Okay, I am not graduating until December (but I like to think it is around the corner.)
I’m a late bloomer in terms of education. I did not receive my Bachelor degree until 2011, when I was 29. However, I decided to get my Master’s degree right after because I knew if I took even a second off, there would be no way I would do it.
Anyways, my graduate degree is definitely more prestigious than my undergrad in terms of the school, the curriculum and basically everything about it. When I graduate, I will be 31. The other thing is that I am now living at home with all my family & my husband’s family; I did not live here when I received my undergrad, and only my husband and dad attended my ceremony. We went out to lunch after.
Okay, here’s the thing. My husband really wants to throw me a graduation party. I did not even want to walk during my undergrad, and now at 31, I really don’t want to walk for my grad degree. However, I’ve made some good friends in the program that are walking in December… and one convinced me to walk with her.
So, I will probably go to my graduation ceremony. Should I formally invite people? I have no idea how this works. And then tag on the party my husband wants to have as a “reception”? Am I too old for the party? I feel sort of silly.
The other problem is that his sister and I do not get along. He has stopped talking to her because of it… basically she physically attacked me and we both had to block her from texting us and emailing us because she’s so crazy. Her birthday was yesterday, and we didn’t even talk to her. Before I moved home, we were sort of close. She came with her husband to meet us several times… but to make a long story short, after she drunkenly attacked me, I haven’t had much to do with her. However, the rest of his family I see all of the time. It’s hard to imagine I will go a whole year without seeing her, but if I do and we do not talk… do I still politely invite her to come to my ceremony?
I’m not even sure if I want her there. She’s on probation for beating up her husband’s sister, and as of 2 weekends ago, we know she is still drinking and doesn’t care about what happened (her words.)
I know the summer will fly by and I will be in my last semester before I know it…and I need some clarification on what I should do. I’m really torn.