Finally, I have graduated in high school! Every day for the past four years, I woke up trying to muster as much strength as I can to face another day, to learn the wonders of life and to write a new chapter in my life. I spent every waking day with some of the most wonderful people I have met who have imparted stories, values, and gossip with me. I shared my experiences with them whether on a school day or on breaks, on parties, on practices, and on outings. High school for me has been a surreal feeling. I never though I would get through it whole, but here I am and I am so blessed to have memories and reveries to turn to and people to be with in my best moments and my saddest ones. For the rest of my life, I will never forget each person who has made an impact in my life one way or another.
It just dawned on me that I am now leaving a very important part of my life and moving on to the next. I didn't cry on the night of our graduation. I was actually all smiles that night. But I hugged every person who has given me inspiration and has spent some time with me even though they have more significant matters to take care of. I will never forget them. I am not really an emotional person but when it comes down to it, I am really, truly affected - my heart breaks and I cry on the inside. Looking back to those moments where I was down and out, there were those people whom I can call and talk to and they would make me feel better.
For the most part, my senior year wasn't all that great. Yeah I was breaking out of my shell, opening up myself to other people, trying to socialize with them but there were really certain things I reserved for myself. Deep inside, I knew that there was something misplaced or missing. So, I was soul-searching. As crazy as the idea of moving out of my way to find answers especially during the final lap of the race, I took that risk so that I will be able to run the last bits of the race with a content heart and a sense of fulfillment. I know most of the closest people around me would not understand why I did that, but in time, certain things will be revealed to each one of us and that I hope would be enough to explain why certain actions were done. The honor that we will receive is a fleeting memory but what we will hold on to for the rest of our lives is the bond that we have with our friends and classmates. Relationships will be restored and pain will be eased. Whatever the outcomes were, let us learn to let it go and to begin a new life, a new journey.
But anyway, all of that is in the past - it's done! Now, we can just let go of all the pressure of high school life and just enjoy the time we have for ourselves and for our family. But never forget about the times when we shared something special among us, that in those times, we were one big, maybe sometimes dysfunctional, but all in all, a happy family. So I congratulate all graduates of MSHS Batch 2013! Go for the gold! And I also would like to say kudos to all graduates of 2013!!
"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson