I did it. I graduated high school today. It’s been a long day. The graduation part went fine, even though it was overwhelming. Had my after party, I even got my mom to come for a little bit, even though she was pissed off at my dad for some reason and hated the idea of being surrounded by people she hadn’t been around in years. But I’m glad she stuck by for a little bit.
I don’t really know how to feel about any of this. I’m sure this will all hit really soon and I’ll be terrified and upset, but right now I’m just… here. Went through all the motions. “Thank yous” and “oh I’m moving to go to a tech school soons” I kinda thought I’d be dead by now. But I’m not. So. Fantastic, I guess. I’m still at a loss to everything. I’m still a loser with no job or liscense, and I’m dumb so I didnt get any special awards for my intelligence. I got an A+ scholarship, though (but I didn’t have to be really smart for it..) so my education should be paid off for the most part…
Well… I made it. I did it. So that’s cool I guess. I’ve yet to know what I’m going to do with myself. I guess it’s… okay to be proud of myself? I seen my counselor for the last time (for awhile anyway) and I’m really going to miss her… I can’t believe I made it here. Should I be glad, or proud? I know I shouldn’t get too excited, ’cause adulthood sucks and everyone’s miserable.
I did it.
Just wanted to get that out there somewhere.
well, congrats, mostly for surviving the jungle that is high school for four years. It’s more than I could do. There are several schools of thought as to what now. College is going to get pushed on you hard… and I don’t know if that’s right or not, I flunked out my first semester and had to realize how utterly bleak the local economy is for non college grads (though looking at it now, it’s not that much better for grads) to push me back into college. Then, despite my years and cynicism, I still got a degree in a science I thought I cared about, instead of something that can make a decent salary.
Whatever, I’m a burnout, and it’s not about me. It’s about you, surviving against the odds. It’s a sort of end of one era and beginning of another, maybe work adventures, maybe college, whatever looks best. I guess I’ll give you the best advice I wished someone had given me younger;
your health and energy are finite resources, spend them accordingly.
You’ll only be young for a little while, make it worthwhile, or as worthwhile as possible anyhow. Talk to people further down the path that you’re taking, and decide if you want to go where they are. This is especially important in careers, because many of them look nice up front, but five-ten years on…… things aren’t what they seem, I’m saying.
Congratulations! You did it
You have options from here, but for now, just take the time to reflect and know that whatever choice you make of what to do after is YOUR choice. Despite what family or friends or family want, you let them know it’s your life, and you’re making the choice post- secondary school.
Best of luck.
You should absolutely be proud of yourself. Congratulations!