Monday, June 10, 2013
It has been an entire year since I have graduated high school.
Uhm, what?
The class of 2013 graduated on Friday evening which means I have officially been graduated for a year... and that is beyond me.
They say (one day I will figure out who they are) that high school goes by incredibly fast.
Which they are right about, but what they failed to mention is that the time after it goes by even faster. 
I was as happy as every other senior that last night on our home turf, to just get out of there and move on with real life, but secretly I was dying inside.
As I waved to my parents in my cap and gown I was in disbelief that the time had really come.
When I was handed my diploma I was too fixated on grabbing it with the right hand to even realize in that moment that I was no longer a Mission Hills Grizzly. 
When the confetti blasted and the caps were thrown, I took a minute to get out of my seat. 
I still couldn't believe what was happening.
I was happy, I was SO happy... but all at the same time I just wanted a time machine to bring me back to my first day of my freshman year. 
Grad night had been the night before. We went to Disneyland, it was a night I'll never forget. 
The night of graduation I spent some lovely time with my family.
I went to bed that night and shed many tears right before I fell asleep.
"It was one heck of a ride", I thought.
I don't know how anybody could dislike high school. 

Maybe it was because I made the best friends a girl could ask for.
Maybe it was because I was on varsity cheer for four amazing years.
Maybe it was because our football team always kept games fun and interesting.
Maybe it was because I was in ASB and adored the friends I made there.
Maybe it was because I had a ridiculous amount of school spirit.
Maybe it was because I met the love of my life there.
Or maybe... I'm just feeling all sentimental.
But, those really were some of the best years of my life. 

I love where I am now, and I love where I am headed.
The future is one exciting thing to daydream about.
I love the thought of me no longer being in my "youth" exactly.
But high school, you will always have a special place in my heart.

I was going through some grad pictures the other day and even if I could have already posted some (I can't remember) you get to see them again :)

Don't mind the fact that the kid behind me doesn't know how to walk. Oh, and fajaa wasn't quite familiar with the camera haha :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

1 comment

  1. This is so cute!!! I just graduated a couple weeks ago and you're right, it is SO weird!!