And that's a Wrap | High School Graduation

by - May 27, 2019

For most graduation is a day long dreamt of. It's the culmination of all your hard work and celebration for the effort put in thus far. It's a recognization of everything you've done for the past 13 years.

Graduation, like all major moments in one's life, is a stepping stone to something bigger, something greater. It is a moment where we can all come together and celebrate one another's accomplishments. It is a moment where we are able to see our hard work pay off. It is a moment where for a second everything seems to fall into place. My AP English teacher would call this moment a tableau because it is one of those times that seem frozen in space. A moment we will remember for a lifetime. Yet, somehow graduation is more than just a day where we dress up and remember the good times before we leave. It serves as one final last. As we take our separate paths into the unknown it is the last time we will sit side by side as classmates. It is the last time we will set foot in our school as students. It could be the last time we have all of our family around us. It is for all intents and purposes a catalytic turning point for our lives because this day represents the arrow leading us to the next stage.

At this point, life is still a blank canvas for us to fill in with our wants and desires. At this point, life is waiting for us to make the decision of what's next. At this point, practically options are open - good and bad - for us to do what we want because it is now our world to conquer.

I honestly cannot believe that high school is over. High school gave me some of the best (and worst) times of my life. It brought me lifelong friends who I hope to stay in contact with. It brought me mentors in teachers who taught me more than a curriculum. My time in high school taught me to grow more confident and take courage in what you know. However, it also brought me some strife. I learned that life wasn't always fair and that sometimes things completely out of your control can weigh against you. Yet, for all of the good (and bad), I wouldn't change a thing because my high school experience helped shape who I am today. I am here today because of the people and events that impacted my life. Even though, I'm going to be far away from the family and friends that I hold dear I know that the relationships I cultivated in these 4 years won't be for naught. It may be a wrap, but this isn't the end - it's just the beginning.










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56 comments

  1. Congratulations on finishing hig hschool! It is great that you accomplished so much and you're moving on to your next chapter in life. I can totally relate to you about how HS gave some best and worst experiences. Sometimes, things don't work out but it is up to you to control what happens next. Hope you'll enjoy the next chapter in your life!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  2. Congrats on your graduation! It's fantastic to celebrate this huge achievement.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  3. Congrats on your graduation!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  4. Congratulations on graduating! Such an exciting time x

    Sophie
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    1. Thanks Sophie! I'm super excited about the future!

      xx Avalon

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  5. Congratulations on graduating! I totally agree it is for sure a beginning!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Thanks so much Rach! Happy you agree.

      xx Avalon

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  6. Congratulations to an end and new beginnings!

    www.sundaydahlias.com

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  7. Awww congrats on finishing highschool girly!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2019/05/pearl-sandals-you-need.html

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    1. Thank you so much Nina! I appreciate it.

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  8. Congratulations on graduating high school Avalon and good luck with starting a new chapter! I have to say I also had my highs and lows with high school ... it was just mostly "meh" though compared to what college experience gave me! Congrats again! xx

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

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    1. Thanks so much Geraldine! I'm super excited for this next chapter and hopefully college will be so great that I'll also get to say the same.

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  9. Congrats on graduating! This post was so sweet. Thanks for inspiring me to make the most of my senior year.

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    1. No problem! I'm so happy you enjoyed it!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  10. Huge congratulations to you! There is so much possibility out there for you - it's so exciting! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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    1. Thanks so much Biana! I'm super excited to see what this next chapter of life holds.

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  11. Congrats on graduating, so exciting!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I'm super excited for college!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  12. Congrats and I wish you the best things going forward.

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    1. Thank you so much! That truly means alot to me! Hope you have a great day.

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  13. Congratulations on this huge achievement hun!


    xoxo
    Lovely
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    1. Thank you so much Lovely! Can't wait to see what comes next.

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  14. Congrats on graduation! It is one of many important events in life, and calling it a tableau, a moment frozen in life, seems really fitting.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! I'm so happy you agree! I spent a lot of time figuring out how I would describe this moment in life and thought that fit best and I'm happy to see that others like you can relate to that description.

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  15. Congratulations on your graduation! Such an exciting time and so many possibilities ahead!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thank you so much Jill! I'm super excited to see what the future holds and honestly can't wait for college.

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  16. Congratulations dear. All the best in what lies ahead
    The Glossychic
    Wonder Cottage

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    1. Thank you so much!!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  17. Ahhh, such an exciting time, babe! CONGRATS!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Thank you so much Ashley!! I appreciate it!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  18. Happy graduation dear! Enjoy this time, it is pretty amazing.


    https://SatinOfLux.com | Fashion Blog | by Dess

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    1. Thank you so much Dess! I will definitely try to live in the moment because I understand I'll never be able to go back to these times!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  19. Congratulations on your graduation. It's a big thing but remember it's just the first step to many other achievements in life. Congratulations again.
    www.sophieatieno.com

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    1. That is such a great point! Your high school graduation is definitely a pinnacle moment, but it isn't the end it's just the beginning of a new chapter. Thank you so much Sophie for adding to the conversation!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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    1. Thanks Kelsey!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jadiee!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  22. Congratulations, girl!! You are an amazing writer!

    Lauren / http://laurensjourney.com

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren! I'm so happy you enjoyed this piece! I really tried to put my heart and soul into it and I'm happy that came through!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  23. Great achievement young lady. Kudos to you and good luck in the next chapter.

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    1. Thank you so much Mavis! I'm super excited to see what the next chapter holds.

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  24. Congrats girl! Such a big accomplishment!

    xx, mel
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    1. Thank you so much Mel!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  25. Yayy congratulations!! That's amazing!!!! Well done! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Yiota!

      xx Avalon from simplyavalon.com

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  26. Congrats on finishing high school! Its wonderful time :)

    Laura
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  27. CONGRATS ON GRADUATING!! Such a fun & exciting time. The world is truly your oyster! I love how you called it a stepping stone & let me tell you, the stones never end and you'll find some major GEMS in some of them. Congrats again and can't wait to see what's in your future :) cute photos too!!! Enjoy your summer <3 x Shannon • www.essellesse.com

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  28. Huge congrats on you dear! Exciting times ahead of you.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  29. I love this photo lol! And yes this is a time of major change but is can very exciting!

    Allie of
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  30. Congratulations, how exciting! Hope you have a lovely and restful summer break xx

    Beauty Geek Beauty Blog

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