Graduation Festivities

Well the time has come and gone. I (finally) graduated from high school last Saturday. It was an experience unlike any other. It was surreal. Here I was with all of these people I had grown up around for so many years, and this was it. we all walked in to the Pomp and Circumstance as one united Class of Seniors. I may be making it sound dramatic, but this is how it all played out in my head.

I walked in with my head held high and made a grand entrance (if I say so myself!). Let me just say, that was quite the empowering feeling. Finally after four years of rigorous classes and so many memories, I was being let out into the “real world”. I walked to my seat (in a line of course because a throw back to elementary school was necessary!). I then began to scan the crowd for my ‘cheering section’, as I like to call it. It took a while as there were nearly 6,000 other cheering sections in this arena. (and yes, we had to get an arena, my high school is THAT big). Once I found them i gave them that silly smirk of embarrassment as they all stood up and waved (which I did appreciate, by the way 🙂 ).

I have sat through 3 high school graduations and, maybe since this was finally mine, the ceremony flew by! I was very nervous until I reached the base of the stage where I had to walk up and the nerves just left. I felt completely confident in myself. I OWNED that stage like a fashion model! Alright, that is a bittt much, but I did feel pride in myself for completing the daunting task of high school.

Leaving the arena felt a bit strange, I will admit. I left behind all of the memories I had ever made with my peers and looked own towards my future.

Can you all tell that I like to make everything dramatic sounding? I promise I only do this in my writing…at least I think so… 😛

After graduation everyone headed back over to our school for one last party. It was an all night party that started at 11 and went until 6. It was such a blast and a great way to end the busy night! They had raffles going on, caricatures, air brush tattoos, bounce houses, casino games, and a hypnotist, and so much food! It was like a carnival! I finally returned home around 6am. I took a short, three-hour nap before I had my family graduation party. That was a lot of fun as well! My parents surprised me with this huge banner that had my name on it! It was so neat and unexpected! My family graduation party was a success! Yesterday, I then had my friend graduation party where I had twenty or so of my friend’s come over and hang out. It was such a blast and we all just talked, ate, played games (catchphrase and ninja to be exact). It was just as great as my family party.

Well, now, the graduation festivities are over, unfortunately. Graduation is an event that I never thought would arrive. It was always like a rainbow. In my sights, but I could never reach it. Yet now, I have reached the coveted pot of gold known as a high school diploma and it feels wonderful.

I wish all of you a wonderful night/day (whenever you read this)



131 Days and Counting

So I have officially made it to my second semester of my Senior Year or as I like to refer to it as, the last semester in high school!

In all honesty, it has not hit me that I graduate in 4 months and 22 days… but who is counting??? It will probably be one of those situations where I know about it, but it will not sink in until a week or so later. Although, let me just forewarn, I WILL be doing a reminiscence post on my last day (or the day after) This will include the good, bad, and ugly (among other cliches) about high school. I am rather excited to write about remembering the last four years. I may even extend it to middle school!

I cannot believe how quickly time is passing.

So what does my schedule look like this semester?

1st hour: Desktop Publishing- I have nothing to say about this class…we have not started anything yet.

2nd hour: Western Civilization- Just continuing our discussion on Rome!

3rd hour: Psychology- Wow. I never thought this class would be so interesting. We have just begun the class, but I can already tell it will be wonderful.

4th hour: Accounting- continuing our accounting adventures!

5th hour: AP English Language and Composition- We are preparing for our exam in May!

6th hour: Pre-Calc.- Not my favorite class….not much to say…

7th hour: Orchestra- Best class! 🙂

I do not have much else to say…I am relaxing, watching Letters to Juliet, and preparing for the week leading up to my birthday! (I will be 18 next Sunday!) It is crazy. I remember my 10th birthday like it was last week. It is so strange that 2013 is bringing all this changes for me, yet for some people, it is just another year.

Happy New Year to you all!