Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12:25-26

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thoughts from an Alumni

Graduation has come and gone. I got my diploma, my final report card, and walked out of Hirsch a different person.... an Alumni. That word makes me feel old. Like I owe the school money now. (Actually, the school owes me $200 for a scholarship....)

So far, nothing really seems different. It hasn't really sunk in that I'm *DONE* with high school. Not yet. Sometimes, like when we were back at the school while everyone was in class and we were pulling a senior prank, but not most of the time. It's just... strange.

It's a little scary because Magnet was so comfortable to me and I enjoyed that warmth of knowing all the teachers and most of the students and my way around. Now I'm going off to a new school in a new city with new teachers and new students. I'm up for the challenge, don't get me wrong, and I'm looking forward to meeting and making new friends, but it's a little intimidating. Luckily, I'll know enough people there to get around campus pretty easily.

First post-surgery sinus infection. NOW I finally understand how sick I used to feel all the time without realizing it. Wow, this sucks. I'm so drained of energy and my throat is me. Plus my sinuses hurt again. Haha how did I live like this for so long??

OH OH! I also learned one other thing: try hard in school. All 4 years of high school. They really, really, really do matter. All of them. Make straight A's. Just do it.

'Nuff said.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Final evening

Tonight is the last night of my life that I will not be a Magnet Alumni. Tomorrow evening, I will walk across the stage, receive my empty diploma cover (get the diploma later), and be a high school graduate.


Yes, I'm ready for this moment of my life, and yes I've been waiting for it for quite a while, but it's like Christmas when you're little: it seems like it will never actually get here. And then it does. And it's weird. See, it just always seemed natural for those older than me to be a step ahead of me. Now I'm "catching up" to them by being in college too. Wait, hold on. COLLEGE?! I have never been nervous about college until this moment. My stomach just did flips. I can't imagine me actually in college. It doesn't seem like I should fit in. I'm too young... right? This is so weird!! I'm 5 months from being 19, less than 4 months from starting my fall quarter, and graduating high school in less than 24 hours. This is nuts. Absolutely nuts.

Time to rest up because the last few days have been insanely busy and tomorrow is no exception.


Monday, May 4, 2009

8 ....

Life has been EXTREMELY busy that I keep telling myself that I need to update my blog... but I kept not doing it. Shame on me.

I have 8 days left in high school. Let me repeat that: 8 DAYS. :D

This past weekend was prom. If I had a picture, I would post it. All the pictures are on 2 other people's cameras. But I did steal one from facebook. Hee hee. I'm so bad.

Prom = best night ever. I can't even begin to describe how much fun it was. I finally got the nerve to actually DANCE. It's about time, I know. I've been to 3 homecomings and 4 proms. You'd think I would have danced before. Pft. A little. But this time I DANCED and with 3 of my best friends and their boyfriends. It was so much fun. SOOOO much fun!

Lots of things have been going on (Sail-a-thon, for example) and I have really been enjoying my last few weeks of high school. Life is good. Life. Is. Good.