Teenagers thrive on a roller coaster of emotions. I can explain how it feels to be a teenager simply because I AM a teenager. However, though The Golden Girls are much older than I am, they can explain it much better. Plus, it's just so much more entertaining.
Well, the day has finally come, the day I walk across that stage and have finally earned that diploma. Through the countless hours of studying, the numerous mental breakdowns, and the late nights, I survived.
As I sit here waiting for them to call my name, I can't help but think back on how the past four years went. I can't help but think about all that you have done for me and how I cannot thank you enough.
I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you.
Thank you for the never-ending support.
Thank you for providing me with an environment where I could grow, a place to call home, and a place to return to.
Thank you for pushing me to achieve my dreams and always supporting them no matter what. Thank you for pushing me to get through the tough times and encouraging me to challenge myself.
Thank you for being there for me through the many tears.
Thank you for reminding me that it is okay to take some time and breathe when I felt like everything was getting more and more difficult.
Thank you for teaching me how to prioritize and how to manage my time.
Thank you for the endless advice on what to do with my future, how to handle the challenges, and how to just manage being human.
I could not have gotten through those four years of school without you. I hope to be just as generous, supporting, and as loving as you are.
I can't wait till these movies come out. Going to the movies during summer is a great escape from the heat, giving you a few hours in the air conditioning while enjoying a big tub of popcorn.
Here are a few movies to check out this summer when you want to cool down for a little while: