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Has it already been two years?!

It was a shocking revelation when I realized that my high school is having another graduation today. Its been two years since I walked across that stage. How on earth does time go by that fast?! Since I'm older and have been out of the "high school" life for two years I finally realized a lot of things I wish I had known then. I wish I would have known that it goes by SO incredibly fast. The memories I made are now just memories. You learn so much about life in high school, but I realized you learn so much more from moving away from home and going off to college. I had so many struggles then and I look back now and realize how I was the creator of those challenges and It could have easily been avoided. I should have listened. Off the serious note, here are a few funny things I learned in high school:

1. You dress up for homecoming, even if you aren't a legit Ninja Turtle. I took one for the team.

2. It's never a bad thing to have shoes that sparkle. 

3. Someone ALWAYS will take a picture of you sleeping. 

4. This is what a sleepover ACTUALLY looks like.

5. Student Government was the best. 

6. I will always be the girl in the modest swimsuit.

7. i was the best at getting awkward pictures taken while i was dancing.

8. Graduation comes way too fast.

Congrats to the class of 2013! Enjoy tonight! Welcome to the Columbia High School alumni :)


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