25 Roller Coaster Reactions That Reflect How You Feel About Graduating Sean Talbot 20th July, 2015 shares Graduation day is a tough one. As is the rest of your life that follows.1. The thought of having to leave university and enter the real world. . 2. When you found out you were just 2% off the next grade up. . 3. When your friend gets offered a job straight away and you try to be happy for them. . 4. When someone asks you to smile for a photo but you’re too much of an emotional mess. . 5. Having to put up with your parents being embarrassing. . 6. When you go to take a photo and the front facing camera opens. . 7. When it’s your turn to go up on stage. . 8. Posing for the official family photo after a nervous day of sweating and crying. . 9. Realising that you now no longer have an excuse to put off looking for a job. . 10. Saying goodbye to your uni friends for the last time. . 11. Waking up the next day and thinking “I am now an adult”. . 12. When your parents keep asking you what you want to do with your life. . 13. Spending all your time looking through Facebook photos and wishing you were a student again. . 14. Noticing a mistake in the job application you just sent off. . 15. Checking your bank account and realising you might have to sign on. . 16. Every time someone asks how the job hunt is going. . 17. When your friend goes travelling and leaves you behind. . 18. Sending off an application you feel really good about and getting immediately rejected. . 19. Seeing how much experience you need for jobs when you have none. . 20. When your mum asks you what you’re having for dinner. . 21. Your face when the graduation photos arrive. . 22. When your parents start asking for rent. . 23. When your university gets in touch asking you to tell them all about your amazing job and life. . 24. When you thought you could still drink like a fresher. . 25. And when you finally get a positive response to a job application. .