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Graduation day emotions

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OPINION: Last week I walked across the stage at the Regent Theatre in Palmerston North as one of the many graduates who took part in ceremonies with Massey University.

Leading up to the day, I hadn't really given much thought to the ceremony itself, and even less thought to how the day might feel.

It was a busy week. I recently bought a new house and my mind and body were busy prepping for the many things involved with co-ordinating a house move with two toddler tornados.

Also, given I am still studying towards my master's, it felt a bit cheeky claiming I had graduated and that the many hours of study were behind me.

* How changing my lifestyle made me a better parent
* Shaking off the shackles of homelife

Oh, if only that was true.

On the morning of graduation, my husband surprised me by picking up my dad, who had flown from Hamilton to spend some time with us.

I really appreciated the effort and it was great to have my family around.

I got my hair done, put some comfortable heels on – no tripping on stage for me – and we all posed awkwardly outside the Massey sign with a long line of people watching us battle........

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