Skipped the gym this morning as felt so tired from my late night watching the Women’s Euro football.
Today I experienced a graduation for the first time from an academic point of view rather than as a graduating student (although I’ve only done this once anyway) & I did find it quite emotional if I’m honest, as I ordered robes it meant that I was part of the formal procession and sat on a platform during the service. As I live in a Cathedral city, our students get to graduate in the Cathedral & what a magnificent building to celebrate in.
This was my view from the platform! Felt a little bad for taking a picture but wanted to catch the day in some way shape or form.
I found it all a little emotional & overwhelming as I still have to pinch myself that I’m a university lecturer & get to be part of these events.
I was supposed to swim this evening too but felt pretty ropey from being dehydrated & lack of sleep, my head was also pounding, came straight home & sat in a darkened room for a bit until the ibuprofen kicked in.
Just a couple more days at the uni & then I’ve got two weeks of annual leave which will be nice – the main thing I’m actually looking forward to is being away & not being woken up at 4am by Sophiecat, I love her dearly but this is now taking a toll on me & my ability to function properly during the day.