Post # 1
I just graduated yesterday with a Masters in Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering! My specialization is Water Resources Engineering and Hydrology. WOOOT!
So I’m going to be 36 years old this month. I want to make some graduation announcements. I am so incredibly proud of supporting myself while getting an engineering degree, a field in which I had NO background at all. It was extremely difficult, not to mention I worked nearly full time throughout the 5 YEARS it took me to finish, plus a divorce right at the beginning as well. I did this all on my own and I am just beaming.
Would it be silly for someone of my age to send out graduation announcements? None of my family lives close, so they weren’t there to see me graduate, nor could they come to a graduation party (if we end up hosting one). I’d just send it to my parents, FI’s parents, my sisters, couple aunts, and maybe my grandma? They are $5.99 for 10 on VistaPrint. I am on the fence.
EDIT to ADD: My parents don’t have decent enough internet to see photos online. My mom cannot remember what my degree is for the life of her, hence the idea of sending something, a photo at least, to my parents. They had nothing to do with my degree, it’s just an FYI for them.
Post # 3
I think it is fine, especially for family 🙂 Congrats and good job !
Post # 4
I say go for it! You should be proud that you achieved your goals , especially facing adversity!
Post # 5
The people that said no, is it my age?
Or grad annoucements are more for high schoolers?
My parents don’t have decent internet, so they cannot see the nice Facebook photo I put online from commencement. Plus my mom can never remember what my degree is, so I’d put it on the card so she can refer to it (wishful thinking).
Maybe just one for my parents?
Post # 6
I don’t know. I finished my degree in my 30’s and had planned on it. But then it felt really silly for me to do so. So I decided against it because I felt like it would look like I was asking for gifts and attiention. So what I did instead was thanked the people that supported me (in whatever way, but mostly emotionally and were great encouragers).
I would honestly find it pretty odd if I got one in a situation like yours.
Post # 7
In my family we rarely do gifts, not even for Christmas. It did cross my mind that it might look like I was asking for stuff, but then given our “norm” I doubt anyone would get anything (rightly so).
Meh, I’ll just make up one card for my mom and dad. Shutterfly lets you do just one card with text at a time. Mainly I want my parents to at least remember what I went to school for!
Post # 8
yes you should . this is a super accomplishment. congrats lady
Post # 9
It’s your accomplishment, you should celebrate it!
Post # 10
Do it! You SHOULD be proud of yourself and have every right to tell the people in your life that you care about most. Congrats to you, that couldn’t have been easy. 🙂
Post # 11
Thank you! It was indeed extremely hard. I even got divorced during my second semester (it was a good decision for me) but lots of stress nonetheless. I had not taken Trigonometry in 15 years and it was a huge road block when I started Statics and Dynamics, but I did it. Thank you tutoring clinic.