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Differences between HS and College Graduation...

8 years ago

Just returned from a wonderful weekend celebrating DS' graduation from Cornell. I had such a different emotional response to DS's college graduation than his HS ceremony and was wondering if others felt the same. He's my oldest, and that may play a part. At his HS graduation, I was primarily feeling sad -at the end of his childhood, the end of my in-house mothering, etc. Truly it didn't seem like THAT much of an achievement (although, since I teach GED classes, I am very aware that it IS an achievement). College graduation felt like a true achievement, and I guess since we've long-ago adjusted to not having him home much, that melancholy feeling is gone. My primary feeling at this ceremony was joy, elation and relief! Am I typical?

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