So I'm flipping through the channels this morning instead of doing anything I should be doing and I come across a marathon of Laguna Beach
re-runs. And I happen to tune in during the lead up to graduation.
I hate grauduation. I hate the end of the school year.
Well, that's not completely true. I like the idea of having a summer break, but overall, I hate the lead up to graduation.
It's the change of it all I guess. The idea that you get a few hours to celebrate a major accomplishment only to lead into months of uncertainty. I hate the nostalgia that goes along with it, because it's always sad.
I remember saying goodbye to my high school girlfriend.
I remember having a complete flashback on a Rutgers Campus bus days before graduation where I was driving with my mother to campus for the first time.
I hate that. I hate leaving. I hate change.
And now as an 8th Grade teacher, I deal with it every year. Kids come through your class only to keep moving on while you stay in the same place. They come back years later and you see they're no longer little kids, but grown ups who can look you in the eye.
Maybe I miss things too much. Maybe I get too caught up in the past, I don't know.
I just know I hate graduation episodes.