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High School Graduation

“There is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.”

~Orrin Hatch ( Quote Source )

It's that time of the year again. First, Sping Break happens! Next? There's a graduation ceremony for somebody!!

Do you remember the day you graduated from high school?

High school graduation is a particularly special time for a teenager. They are getting ready to make life decisions for themselves, on their own. No more asking permission to go out. You're about to be fully in charge of your social schedule, your academic responsibilities, and …??? … you might even have to work!!

How did I know I had graduated and had officially entered the adult world? One day, at my part-time college work-study job, one of the office workers announced it was break time and asked me if I wanted some coffee.

That was it! My transition. At that moment, it dawned on me that the decision was mine to make for myself! My mom's permission was not needed to drink coffee. Growing up, in our house, children drinking coffee had been forbidden. Obeyed that house rule from about 5 years old until my teen years. Never even thought to disobey.

  • When did you suddenly realize that you were an adult?

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For the record, although sports is not my thing, I do know who Shaquille O'Neal is and FYI … Shaquille O'Neal Earned His Doctorate from Barry University . The very same Barry University where my high school graduation ceremony was held. Just thought to mention it!

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MommyCharm wrote on March 13, 2015, 9:41 PM

I realized I was an adult when I gave birth to my son. lol :) and that was 4 years after I reach 18.
High school for me would be the best part of my student life (yes, way better than college) and up until now, we're still friends.

allen0187 wrote on March 13, 2015, 10:50 PM

My high school graduation? Nothing to write about it. LOL!

I realized i was an adult when I was already manning up and taking responsibility for my actions.

crowntower wrote on March 14, 2015, 3:12 AM

I guess it is not that fun, because I hate being crowded with so many people, and all the make-ups on my face I was not comfortable, and the party... I don't know it is not that cool for me I guess. High School was my best adventure and fun journey of my life, except for the parties.. Lol!

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 16, 2017, 4:02 PM