Graduation time! It is so exciting to realise you achieved something pretty huge in your life! Usually, this occasion is celebrated at one of the graduation ceremonies, but today I will tell you why I chose to do something else instead.
Some people feel like ceremonies provide closure and I can understand that. However, I have never liked official events as they make me feel uncomfortable. Thus, when I have a chance to choose, I spend money on something more meaningful for me personally.
Four years ago I chose not to go to my prom. I spent my prom dress money on becoming a qualified bartender instead. This decision helped me to find a good job and save money to move to uni in Brisbane a year later.
This time I will donate money to Planting Peace instead of spending money on a graduation ceremony (gown hire, tickets etc.). I know this will make me happier than walking up the stage fully dressed in an expensive gown. Big moments like graduation are very important and I love seeing the photos of friends from their ceremonies, but I am choosing to celebrate my graduation differently.
Do you have a different way of celebrating big milestones in your life? Let me know in the comments below!