It’s that time of the year again. Graduation. It’s a stressful time, especially for juniors and seniors. (Probably more stressful for a senior, but it’s pretty close for juniors too.)
It’s part of growing up. And it’s rough. Here are these people that some have known their whole lives, and others for just a short few years. And now they’re leaving.
Throughout high school, this year’s graduating seniors made an impact on my life. Not always in a positive way, but they shaped how I looked at the world, through their struggles and triumphs. They helped me decide what classes to take (more like what classes not to take) and what to do when I wasn’t sure how to approach something.
This year, I realized that this was the last year to see those faces in the hallways, at lunch, and before school. It was my last season marching and working with this group of pretty wonderful people. Next year, I’ll be in their shoes as the walk across the stage tonight to get their diploma.
Tonight is the night where the whole game changes. Their life starts from tonight forward. I’m jealous, and rightfully so, not just because I’m still stuck in school, but because they now get to embark on this journey- as a class, together. Even if they don’t go to the same school next year, they’re in the same boat as future college freshmen.
My mom says that I shouldn’t be jealous, that I should be glad I still have high school left before going off to college. According to parents, this is the best time of your life. (If this is it, life looks pretty gloomy.)
All I know is that many of this year’s seniors won’t be back to visit come next year. Why? Because high school sucks. Apparently senior year is the worse too because you’re in the midway zone between being an adult and still being a kid.
I honestly don’t know how some of the seniors decided what to do with their life because up until Wednesday, they still had to ask to go to the bathroom.
Even though I knew seniors my freshman and sophomore year, they hadn’t impacted me as much as this year’s because I didn’t know them. Maybe if I just go through life not knowing anyone, then this time next year won’t be so hard for me.
I guess it’s just part of life.
Thanks for reading. For your time, here’s a picture of stair slides.