(Closed) I don’t want to attend my graduation

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 3
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3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just don’t go. If I recall from your previous posts, you’re an independent 30ish woman. I don’t see why it needs to be explained or justified to anyone. Unnecessary drama.

But congratulations anyway. It is still an accomplishment of which you should be proud, and good luck getting a job in the future!

Post # 4
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

If you’re uncomfortable going, then don’t go! I know you said that everyone and their mother has a law degree, but I don’t, and I see it as a pretty high accomplishment even if you don’t! So congratulations!

Post # 5
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1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m in law school also and you have to remember with a JD you can work anywhere!  I don’t have a permanent job either and I’m graduating soon.  I understand totally your point of view but don’t let it be a drag and be proud!  Even though your grades might not be the best, it really is an honor and you put a LOT of work into it.  Do you want to look back in 10 years when you do have a job and say “gosh I wish I had a picture from my graduation…”  It’s only a few hours of your life..

Post # 6
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2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Don’t go if you don’t wanna.

Post # 7
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2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

If you’re not feeling it, don’t go. Really. It’s no big deal if you miss it. Your Mom would get over it.

Post # 8
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

I didn’t want to go to mine either, not from law school but PhD, the whole thing just seemed like such a drag at that point.  I even told my husband (then bf) not to go (and he gladly didn’t the twit).  But whatever, I went, my parents liked it and there’s not much else I would have done exciting that day anyways so in the end I have a few pictures in a graduation gown and my dad got to hang one in his office for a few hours of my time.

Post # 10
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115 posts
Blushing bee

Part of me doesn’t want to attend my graduation ceremony next year either. My reason is because I don’t think I’ve earned the title. I can’t believe they’re giving me a PhD for such easy work. I’ve never had a job and barely have any life experience, what makes me an expert in anything? But it’ll make my parents happy. Oh well. 

Post # 11
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think you should wait and see how you feel closer to the date. I am graduating from undergrad in a few weeks and I don’t want to go either. I had personal issues that caused me to withdraw from a lot of classes in the middle, so I lost my financial aid and to settle for the quickest degree I could get, which is “Interdisciplinary Studies.” Whenever I explain it I get some crazy looks…it makes me feel like I wasted all that time for nothing =(

BUT my mom would be really dissapointed if I didn’t go (I think to the point of murdering me) so I’m sucking it up and going anyway. BUT i just wanted to let you know I feel you…I would be super stoked to be getting a law degree! But I understand the feeling “blah” about graduation. 🙂

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