Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:53:54 AM
For years I would watch shows were students to teachers to parents alike would all attend their High School graduation. Students would look up proudly to their valedictorian while a tear feel down their cheek thinking about all the memories. Teachers would try not to smile big as their most difficult student was called across stage and they would never have to see again. Parents would be on their 5th tissue and the graduation wouldn't even have started yet. But none of this happened at least not how it happens in the movies and television (but does it ever?)
1.) My graduation started at 8:15 am. Enough said.
2.) Because of some technical difficulties all 505 of us (graduating seniors) had to stand in a "green room" waiting. This lasted for 45 minutes.
3.) I was in heels. Now I am a sneakers/flats kind of girl and up until graduation I never worn high heels for more than 5 minutes. I not only had to stand in high heels for 45 minutes extra than I was planning they were 5 inch heels.
4.) There were 505 students (including myself)graduating that day. The way my graduation was set up a student was called and the announcer waited until that person was off stage before calling the next person. It was cute at first but by the 10th person it got to be kind of annoying.
5.) My graduation was 4.5 hours long. Again enough said.
6.) I couldn't see my family when I was on stage. I knew if I saw my mom I would start bailing.
7.) I was sitting next to my best friend and we were laughing at everything. She is what made the sitting and waiting bearable.
8.) On the other side I was sitting next to my high school crush. I couldn't have planned out the seats better if I do say so myself.
9.) I was going to The Cheesecake Factory after graduation (if you have never been there gooo NOW!!!). My mouth was watering the whole entire time during the ceremony.
10.) I was honestly ready. I had an amazing 4 years in high school and I was ready to close that chapter in my life. Getting that diploma was the stamp I needed to officially close that chapter.
Wooooooo Class of 2012!!!!