SOC-Graduation Day

What happens when you are reminded of your teen years? Happy? Jealous? Feelings of bitterness or regret?


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This prompt couldn't have come at a better time. This weekend my niece graduated high school...twenty one years later in the exact same spot that I walked across the stage. I was insanely emotional during the entire process. I have been thinking a lot about what I wished I would have known when I had that day in the sun. I wish I would have known that I would never forget that day and all the days that followed. I wish I knew that no matter what was the issue, I would have the strength to get through it. I wish I would have known that my closest friend that day would still be the person I talked to once a week. It was a period of growth for me during this time, and I am thankful for all that molded me. I am happy to be reminded of my teen years because thankfully the relationships I had that day still are so important to me....my boyfriend at the time, is still a dear friend and the boy who was part of our crowd and social circle is the man I have loved with all my heart for the past seven years. I can understand why this time would cause some anxiety but to me, they were the best of times. 




My niece and my beau and I at graduation

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2 comments:

  1. I am right there with you. I have had 4 family graduations within the last 4 years starting with my son and now my niece Bianca will be walking across the stage to her new life at Xavier University in New Orleans.

    I wish all the graduates well and I wish them strength of purpose and an abiding sense of self. Life is hard... and they don't need to know that now... but they have to learn how to be themselves and not go along with the whims of others.

    Anyway... I am off my soapbox. And here with your from the SITSGirls Sharefest... Take Care.

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  2. Wow - not many people walk away with a feeling of contentment. That looking back showed you everything you needed to guide you to this point in your life. That must be a really great feeling!

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