Commencement ceremonies for university and college graduations occurred during April and May this year. I graduated with my bachelor's of science from Eastern Michigan University this April. I know that I thought of all of these things during the course of my commencement ceremony; I am sure you did too.

1. Should I walk at commencement?

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It's so expensive to buy the robe and tickets. Do I even want to go wait for two hours to hear them mispronounce my name?

2. Of course I am walking!

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This is a once in a lifetime experience! What was a thinking? My mom would be so mad.

3. Where can I find information on commencement?

Are they going to email me? Should I look it up online? Will they call? When will I know? Mom keeps asking for the date and time.

4. I only get SIX tickets?!

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My mom is going to be so mad! We can only invite a few people now. Who in my family is going to be pissed at her now?

5. I wonder if I have enough in the bank to buy this robe.

Graduation robes are expensive! EMU's undergraduate robes cost $49.95! It would take me over five hours to make that much money at work!

6. Maybe I could ask mom to buy the robe for me?

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7. Where even is the ticket office?

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8. (Day of) I hope I don't trip in my heels!

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It would be so embarrassing to do that in front of all of my peers!

9. (Day of) Where is my family? I can't find them in this crowd!

10. (Day of) How much did they pay this guy to talk to us?

EMU is in debt and yet we hire a CEO to speak to our graduating class. I am glad it is someone kind of important; I am hoping he isn't boring!

11. (Day of) *crossing fingers* Please pronounce my name correctly.

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I wrote the phonetic spelling down for you. I have the easiest last name in the world. You have said my first name correctly like five times now.

12. (Day of) This is my moment. Don't forget to smile!

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13. These heels were a bad idea!

I have such a far distance I have too walk!

14. (Day of) He said my name wrong!

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I GAVE HIM THE PHONETIC SPELLING! HOW COULD HE GET IT WRONG?

15. Well that was a long ceremony for doing things for two minutes.

I'm exhausted and bored. Don't get me wrong... I am proud of myself but I have been here for three hours and woke up at 6 AM! When will this thing end?

16. I didn't even get my real diploma!

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I wonder when I will receive it?

17. I'm hungry! Let's go get food before the traffic hits!

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While it may not seem like it, I was proud to attend my commencement ceremony; however, I was even more excited to eat Italian food and take off my heels afterward.