The Day That Changed My Life

997 words 4 pages
Aric Trujillo
The Day That Changed My Life For years in my life graduating from High School had been a date circled in my mind. For me graduating High School meant I could then do whatever I wanted to do without anyone telling me right from wrong. As I got older I began to realize that everything I had thought before was now totally wrong. I realized that graduating High School meant I was going to have to be more responsible there I ever had before. It now made me realize that I had to become an adult and becoming an adult meant that I could not do whatever I wanted like I had thought and hoped before. On the morning of graduation day I woke up to a nice hot breakfast that was made by my dad. My mood was somewhat altering between
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I wanted it to be over with so that these negative thoughts I was having would be gone. I headed back to the gym at around 5. When I arrived at the gym I now noticed that most of my classmates were nervous just like I was. We could hear the gym filled with everyone’s family members as we waited in the hallway underneath the bleachers. When the graduation finally started my stomach suddenly drop. I started shaking as we began to make our way through the gym to our seats. Seeing all the people packed in the gym taking pictures made me nauseous. I closed my eyes and pulled myself together when I finally reached my seat. I started feeling better as the graduation went on. Halfway through the ceremony pictures of the students were being shown, a few tears came to my eyes when mine came up. Thinking about how much I had matured over the years made me realize how fast life is and that I could no longer take anything else for granted again. The fear that had been within me all day had eventually turned into a lifelong lesson. I learned that High School was not supposed to be just fun and games; it is a building block for the person you set out to be in life. If I could do it all over again I would take high school a lot more serious then I had before and use it to actually help myself out for my future. Unfortunately, doing this over is not possible so I am stuck with the choices that I

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