Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Well, it's been a gong show

This is it. I'm done. The end. Fini.
These past thirteen years have been:
Hectic and fun filled.
Stressful and a great teacher of resilience.
Filled with drama.. of every sort, good and bad.
Filled with tears and laughs.
Heart breaking and heart warming.
A journey of:
Making friends, loosing friends, and rekindling some lost friendships.
Great memories and times we wish could be forgotten.
Proudness and regrets
Failures and accomplishments.
Understanding and misinterpreting.

I now know what the importance of school is.
It is not to learn about trigonometry or the industrial revolution,
it is not to get us into the greatest of universities,
and it is not to give us a permanent grade based on one final test at the end.
It is about having the experience,
to interact with so very many different individuals,
to learn through our own experiences,
to create bonds with people that we never would have know otherwise.
It is here to teach us how to connect and accept,
how to grow positively,
and how to say good bye,
or realize who in life is too important to let go of.

It is a relief to finally be done and free. And to begin building my life the way I want it to be.
But even more than that it is sad to see it go.
It took me an hour and a half to leave the school today, and I literally bawled the hardest I have in probably a year the entire time.
My eyelids are puffy,
my cheeks are red,
my nose is running beyond belief!

There were so many people that I would have liked to say my final goodbyes too but they all left so fast.
Most of them I'm sure I will never see again.
And many people that I don't think will never know that I will miss them.
Even though this whole ride has been a gong show, I wouldn't trade a day of it for anything.