I've recently finished a college course and all through it was talk of the big event at the end, the "presentation" - photos, drinks, certificate giving (although it's fake, the real one comes in the post). Everyone is going and I've said I'll go but tbh I'm dreading it. I don't like the vast majority of people on the course so it's not as if I need the whole "catch up" thing. I have no money so buying a new outfit etc will skint me - I can't drink as I'll be driving and it's a tuesday night meaning I'll need to pick the kids up before 9.30pm as they're at school the next day. It just seems a bit pointless me going tbh but if I don't, I'll be letting down another girl who is only going because I was going. I could however arrange for my other friend (also her friend!) to meet her there.
I just can't be arsed with it. I'm glad to see the back of the bloody course and most of the people on it and since it doesn't start while 7pm and I have to leave around 9pm, is there any point in me going??
What I'm worried about though is that I'll regret not going. Do you think I will? Everyone keeps saying "you've worked so hard all year, you deserve to let your hair down and have a drink and party!" but a) I can't drink and I have a perfectly good carton of fresh orange juice at home and b) hardly a party when I'm leaving at 9pm in my little car - providing it's still there when I leave!!
Lorenz you don't have to go anywhere you don't want to! You've finished your course, got your qualification and that's fine! I didn't go to a similar thing at my old college...I got my papers in the post...I wasn't shelling out for outfits and all that either!
Have your own celebration with a glass of wine or a niCe cake!