Well, I graduated high school this past weekend, and it’s not what I thought it would be. I pictured graduating as a life-changing event, something that I would treasure forever (and I will), but it didn’t feel that way.
It really didn’t feel that special. I spent longer decorating my graduation cap than I did at my actual ceremony. Everything felt overshadowed by one another, and I just could not get a grasp on this day.
I liked high school, and I will miss it next year as I head off to college. Putting on that flimsy gown and cap did not make it feel like I graduated high school. I still feel like I’m going to walk through those doors again, head straight to my locker and head to class.
I definitely have a vivid mind where I paint things better than they really are, and that’s just the case with my high school graduation. Of course, I had fun, and I got to spend the day with family and friends, it’s just not as special as I thought it would be. Now that I am an official graduate I get to worry about more than just having classes with my friends and who I’m going to eat lunch with, but instead who my roommate is and how I’m going to survive this next year on my own.