Last week I had my year 12 graduation, such an amazing experience. Last Thursday was my formal. (Vlog coming this Monday).
There we have it. 6 years of high school ended. 13 years of full schooling complete. Time to move on to the next chapter in my life.
Year 7. Walking into the high school gates, not knowing what I would be walking into for the next 6 years.
I started my YouTube channel in early 2016, going into year 7, over the past 6 years of uploading I’ve watched myself grow up, as you viewers have as well via YouTube and myself . I am still connected to people and fans these days that watched the first video.
There’s much relief that this school year is over, with the stresses of the HSC, and most eventful, COVID19. As a major disruption to all schooling life, exams and more. Also, me being in hospital with COVID etc, the past 2 years especially have been challenging.
I am glad everything is over. We can now rest. (As well as keeping up with many commitments like work, volunteering etc)
with much relief there’s also much sadness, not seeing school friends everyday, some that I’ve knew since the first day of kindergarten, or even before. Not seeing the great teachers (which, hello if you are reading this blog post!) No more school structures, no more canteen, bells, timetables. Me taping my card paying for the garlic bread I got from school, not realising that it’d be my last time eating from their canteen will never see the school canteen on my bank statement again. Having less responsibility, I am in the real world now! All liability on me (talking about liability, read out legal disclaimers)
At the end of the day, our lives are just beginning, the school chapter is closed and the new chapter has opened up,myself continuing on with my media interests and all, many others continuing on with their interests.
People leave school and drift away, for uni or for work, and they meet new friends, and hang at new places. That’s normal, but it’s also normal to get a bit sentimental about leaving what you know behind. Your friends are everything to you, and you’re happy doing your familiar things at your familiar hang-outs. You don’t want it all to end forever. But what can you do? You can’t stop time.
We’ll, stay in touch with the people who loomed large in our high school lives That might seem obvious, but as easy as social media has made doing it, what’s not as obvious is that contact with your besties—actual face-to-face contact like your whisperings in Maths and hi-jinks on weekends—will fade to black unless you do something specific about maintaining it. Maybe a 10 year, or 15 year reunion?
of course with me doing the YouTube channel and all, many people will be able to continue to follow with what I’m doing, but not everything will be posted here. It’s always good to keep a balance with personal and professional/public lives.
I loved school, it was amazing, but there is so so much more to life.. Yes we will miss school, but at the end of the day, It’s time to move on. Let’s move on from school, and strive for the best for the future!