Saturday, 23 July 2011

This is the end, my friend

Yesterday I graduated at Middlesex University. I was really glad that I was able to take the opportunity to go as it finally made me feel that I had actually achieved something important. Although you know how hard you work for it there was always a slight sense that some people considered it a mickey mouse degree, not quite a real one -but in some ways it was even harder because you are so 'out there on your own'. You have support but its not like being within a class situation with your peers around you all the time. Yesterday you really felt part of the university, that you were valued as a true graduate.
So that's it- the end.
I started this blog to map the highs and lows of the course, to act as my journal (part of the criteria for the course) and I don't want it now just to become full of trivia, or a moaning platform (because boy! I know I can do that!) or even worse a 'look how wonderful I am' boast fest
So I am going to change it over the next couple of weeks .I am going to centre it completely on textiles -to make it more of a professional touch point for this.
I am now a website (well not me actually but you know what I mean) its which will link to this blog. So if you want to see what I'm up to textile wise please drop in.
First I have to invest in a new computer as this one is on the blink so I may be away for a couple of weeks but as they say 'I'll be back!'


Susan D said...

Congratulations on your Degree. I'm studying with OCA so know how hard you have worked to get it.

Miriam Weaver said...

Well done, a lot of hard work and a well earned celebration!
I'm looking forward to seeing the new blog!!!!

Diane Kelsey said...

Congratulations, a real achievement. Looking forward to seeing how you develop your work on your blog and your own web site!

Heather said...

Congratulations - all that hard work has paid off. Your family and friends must be very proud of you and you must be pretty chuffed yourself. It's a huge commitment and a huge achievement. Glad you aren't leaving us and I'm
looking forward to your new blog.

Gina said...

Congratulations Chris... onwards and upwards!

Trekky said...

A very big congratulations!

Catherina said...

Congratulations Chris, I am glad to hear you enjoyed the show and your well deserved place in the graduate limelight! Looking forward to your new blogs

stitching and opinions said...

Well done. Very impressive gallery of talent on your website..

Lesley Turner said...

congratulations Chris - a fitting end to all those years of hard work - you look lovely in red

Judy Martin said...

Warm congratulations, Christine.

I loved seeing photos of you and your fellow graduates and your family in the previous postings.

I also look forward to looking at and reading your professional blog and website.