Well, ladies and gents, and everyone in between that go on dates, that time has come. You are officially on the market and finally, say yes to that cutie who asked you out on a date. Excitement is in the air! ... Or is that anxiety?
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.
This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.
1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.Giphy
Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.
2. Fortune tellers.Giphy
Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.
You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.
4. Silly bands.upload.wikimedia.org
You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.
The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".
6. Putty Erasershttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/385972630558152185/
You always bought one whenever there was a school store.
7. iPod shuffle.
The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.
8. "Education Connection"
You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.
9. " The Naked Brothers Band"www.youtube.com
The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"
10. Dance Dance Revolution
This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.
Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.
12. Gym Scooters
You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.
13. Scholastic book fairsc1.staticflickr.com
Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.
Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?
15. Slap Bracelets
Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".