31 May 2014

on life and changes and graduation

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There are a lot of changes happening in these coming months. Exciting changes, good changes!

We moved out of our house this weekend. It always amazes me how quickly my whole life can be packed up into boxes. My parents moved to Vancouver and I moved into my aunts house where I'll be staying for the next month or so until school's out and I can join my parents. 

I have my last shift at McDonalds tomorrow. Just under fourteen months and 109 shifts later, and I'm finally getting out of that place. Leaving this place, I have more bad memories than good, but the things like turning up the music louder  than we should have on all those dead nights, or cheersing and taking espresso shots on thanksgiving, those are the things I hope to remember. I'm happy to say goodbye, but am also grateful for the experience and thankful for all of the incredible adventures it has funded. 

Prom is a week from today. Grandma picked up my dress last week and I stood as still as I could on a chair while she made a hem line, then later started alterations. I was worried that I wouldn't have everything organized and ready in time for prom, but I'm pretty confident that I'm as ready as I can be. The spray tan is booked for Wednesday, nails for Thursday, and every other little detail has managed to fall perfectly in place. For a high school dance, this whole prom thing is turning out to be a preeeetty big deal. But this time only comes around once in a lifetime, right? 

After prom comes graduation. I still can't believe that I'm graduating high school in just over three weeks. I always thought that I would feel so lost at this point in my life, but I don't think I've ever felt more at peace. I was always afraid of losing friends after school, that was my biggest concern, but with a couple of friendships already lost this past month, I'm starting to realize that the ones who really matter are the ones who have been there for me all along, and will continue to be, even after high school is said and done. 

I'm really excited for this time in my life. Things are looking up, life is looking good, and I can't wait to see where these next few years will take me. 

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, prom is exciting. You're gonna have a blast. I went to prom last week and it was honestly one of the best nights of my life. I hope these last few weeks of high school are brilliant for you. :)
    I'm so excited for you. It looks like things are working out well.