What did graduation mean to me?
Before I entered high school, I was going through a lot in middle school. I wasn’t the best daughter. Certainly not the best student. And because of my decisions, it ruined my relationships with my family. Things were pretty tough of course and at many times from freshman year all the way up to my graduation, I thought about suicide. I never attempted suicide because I was too scared but I really wanted to. Just because I couldn’t take life anymore. Yeah yeah yeah, all of those reasons. But at one point, I was convinced I wasn’t going to be alive for my own graduation. At one point, I thought “I’m not going to make it. I’ll probably be dead before that happens.”
And that’s why graduation means a lot to me. More than anything. Because even after all that I’ve been through, I’m still here. Alive. Graduated from high school and off to the rest of my future.
So congratulations to the Class of 2012. <3