This past week as been a big blur to me. Being a graduate is a whole lot different than any other thing I’ve felt before in my life. All of a sudden something that you’ve been working towards since kindergarten, 13 years ago, is finally happening! Walking across that stage is not just a dream anymore; it’s a reality. Grad year starts off being a little sad, a little scary, and a lot excited. Throughout the year, the emotions stay the same, you’re always scared, always sad, and always excited. You have your ups and your downs just like always.
My grad year was honestly one of the best and one of the worst years of my life. It started off on a little bit of a sad note as my grandmother passed away in August. This year was good as I was able to grow immensely in my faith. I can tell you that my relationship with God has never been better. I was in a co-op course at school and got to meet the best kids ever. My best friend moved 15 hours away. 😦 BUT this made for an excellent road trip Easter weekend. 🙂 I was able to go to Honduras on a mission trip that really opened up my eyes and changed the way I think about certain things. I also remember some tough times where there were many days where I just wanted to lay in bed and not talk to anyone and just be alone. It was terrible and I let it happen because it was easier to be sad than to put a smile on my face and force myself to get up and out of the house. Luckily I have friends that love me and they helped me through it. I was able to be involved in our schools production of Beauty and The Beast, which was absolutely the best thing ever! This is just a quick snapshot of my life this past year.
This year was something else. Prom was a blast! I definitely had the best date ever, and I’m totally not ashamed to say that! It was the perfect night for me, and I felt so elegant and like a princess. I will forever have memories of prom etched in my mind. Safe grad was also a great time! There was an illusionist at our safe grad and he was so cool! I still can’t fathom how he pulled off the tricks that he did, it was awesome. Staying up all night is not really my thing though. So this is a reminder to my future self to never stay up all night long ever again, it makes you feel sick!
Graduation. The night that everyone dreams of and it’s everyone’s goal to walk across the stage wearing the cap and gown. I was so excited to graduate. Not so much at the beginning of the year, but on graduation night I was all smiles. I will always remember the wave of emotion that took over me as I was waiting to climb up the steps and accept my diploma. It came out of nowhere and I thought I was going to break down and cry right then and there. It didn’t last for long though because as soon as I heard them call my name, the biggest and happiest smile took over my face. As I was accepting my diploma my principle told me that I had a great smile.. Haha it made me feel good at the time. My tassel was moved from the right side to the left, I took my scholarships and bursaries and sat down waiting for the rest of the ceremony to be over. Waiting for high school to be over. Waiting for those last moments of those 13 years, all the blood, sweat and tears that were poured into this moment to be over. Finally. I did it! It’s all over. I’m moving on to bigger and better things and I couldn’t be more happy about it.
C’est la vie,