Graduation Pt 1

𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 1: The time has come – May 30th 2020, Pratt Institute held an online celebration for all 2020 graduates, launching a website with videos and messages for us to absorb and filter through. I sat comfortably from my bed, still in my pjs, messy hair, crusties in my eyes, and stared at my computer. I watched the site countdown and entered, feeling relieved and bizarre. This is it. It’s over. I have a degree and an award coming in the mail, i’m sitting in bed, but i’m considered to be “graduated.”

I can’t say I have moved on from this idea of doing everything online. completing school online wasn’t a bad idea, but it wasn’t a great one. I don’t know if my year will ever receive an in-person ceremony, they tell us this online website is not suppose to replace the real ceremony. I truly hope we get that one day.

This morning, after scrolling through everything I decided to accept it. We have to adapt and change even if it hurts, it’s uncomfortable. my year is the first to do that. We graduated in an unsure, undetermined, unknown time in the world. We will adapt to the circumstances and make do with what we can. I’m nervous, but not scared. I know it will be okay. This can’t last forever.

I am forever thankful for my family, professors, and friends for helping me get to where I am today. I honestly couldn’t do this without any of them. The good and the bad times are what this experience worth it. I believe architecture school is no joke, it’s hard, it infiltrates your mind, body, and entire outlook on life. Whatever you believe, architecture has an effect on that. I don’t know what the future holds for me. I know I want to do things outside of architecture and am confident that i will achieve something great that is right for me.

As you know, i’m on instagram creating content. So for graduation, why do the same? Make my own ceremony! This is part 1 of 3. The parts will have intermediate posts, as I like to be extensive and extra. Each part will have some text and/or outfit details.

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dress: Issey Miyake Pleats Please

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All photos are taken by Sophia Kountakis. Not sponsored, but some links may be affiliate links where I receive a small commission from your purchase.

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