Ups and Downs of Graduation
I admit that the moment after graduation was a big blow to me. I felt that it was over and I was relieved, but then I felt so sad. Seeing stupid Christina with watery eyes made me want to cry as well and so the water works came. It was so embarrassing. I only got to say goodbye to a few people and I think it was for the best, I hate emotional goodbyes.
I was told by my clueless friend Kevin something that was surprisingly smart: “You know you don’t have to say goodbye if you want to. Saying goodbye makes it permanent and if you still want them in your lives they can be there if you make the effort.”
I always sell him out about being clueless, but this was one of the sweetest things he ever said to me. He was absolutely right, it meant that I had to keep contact and try to stay in their lives, which is not so bad to me, it’s not impossible.
This Monday morning I found a huge plus about graduating…sleeping in. I rarely get to do this, but now that I did, it’s the best feeling in the world. I love being able to have the freedom to do things that were always limited by school. I think that that’s the highlight to graduating, having true freedom till September…that and hanging out with my imbecile best friend.