CLASS OF 2018 ARE YOU READYYYY??!🎓
As graduation season is quickly approaching, I can’t help but reminisce on my high school graduation last year. It feels like it was YEARS ago. (Newsome class of 2017 heyyyyy!)
My sister is graduating high school in May (and I am graduating Community College with my associates degree in May as well 😋)and while I was in high school I grew close with a lot of now, high school seniors, so I am VERY excited to cheer on my kiddos when graduation finally arrives.
Walking across that stage did not only symbolize the end on the intermediate school career, but it also symbolized the end of an era for me.
High School is something that is a bottom line constant in most people’s lives, yet those four years are different for everyone.
For me, high school was the time of my life. Don’t worryyy, it wasn’t my peak though!
I was so excited to go to school everyday and see some of my favorite teachers, and my friends and to see how fast we could make the day go. I looked forward to passing periods where I met up with friends before our next classes and talked about whatever everyone else was talking about, of course.
I loved pep rallies, cheering in the student section a football games, Homecoming dances, and Prom. Dressing up for spirit week, going to Relay for Life and Club meetings. You know, the typical High school activities that you don’t think twice about when you are in the thick of it. You are quick to forget those memories, but so easy to miss them.
I thrived on being involved throughout my high school career. I was a member of the National Honor Society, Secretary of the English Honor Society, and the Social Media Editor, Co Business Manager, and reporter for our school newspaper, The WolfTracks.
With a self portrait of myself I painted of myself in First grade, it’s like looking in the mirror honestly.
Though High School had some highs (hehe), there were most definitely my share of lows.
🌟First of all; friends, they come and go. Let me save you some heart ache girlies, half of the girls you swear you will always be ‘best friends forever’ turn out to be QUITE the opposite. Don’t be afraid to call the out when you feel disrespected but do your best to keep the peace. Odds are, you will still be seeing them around town, or at least in your feed…
🌟Drifting apart from people is normal, and sometimes it is for the best. Sometimes it is good to keep tabs though, and don’t let others drift too far…
🌟Boys are dumb. Except for when they aren’t. You get it…
🌟Live in the moment but TAKE A TON OF PICTURES! They are SO fun too look back on and reminisce the good ole days.
🌟If you want something, go for it! THIS IS SO IMPORTANT! It is so cliché to say, but you do not want to look back and say “I wish I would have gone for that”, or “I wish I would have had the courage to say that”. If you want to be someone’s friends, go up and talk to them. If you want that officer position, go ahead and apply. If you want a better grade, stay in that night and study hard and prove them wrong!!!
🌟Be yourself! Another clique, but SO TRUE! When you embrace your true self, you are more likely to find people who are on our same wavelength. This makes everything more worthwhile, you become happier with yourself because you feel you have found your crowd, your people. Looking back, you will notice those people were apart of some long-lasting friend ships, instead of hanging out with people just to pass the time.
High School, though I have only been out for one year, I have learned is just like the real world. There are still cliques, its still unfair but its really, really fun.
Actually, High School brought me my VERY BEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, Sabrina Sanchez. (@sabrinasanchez1) She went through the ins and outs of public school with me, and I don’t know what I would have done without her. After we walked across that stage together, we have remained sisters. She knows me more than I know myself and I love her for it. Thank you, high school, for such a positive, vibrant person who I am never letting leave me. ❤
While you are still in this ‘hell hole’ called high school, my little seniors, make the most of it. Do all you can. Be all you can. And if you aren’t who you want to be now, don’t worry. You have your whole life to figure that out. This is just a stepping stone to the real you.
When you walk across that stage soon, remember to take with you the memories, the lessons; both good and bad, and the friendships that mean most to you.
To all the seniors- YOU ARE GOING TO DO GREAT THINGS!! YOU HAVE ALL THE POWER IN THE WORLD!!
High school has given you just a *pinch* of all capabilities you have, and the people you will meet and all the great times you will have. This is just another milestone. Here’s to more and more milestones crossed.
I believe in you, and I will be cheering for you!!!!
XOXO, Ina Mae