by - March 15, 2018


Graduation is just around the corner, and it officially feels real after going to Gradfest today! It's a really fun event my school hosts as a way to get prepared for the big day. It's packed full of fellow students who are all extremely pumped to finally reach the finish line....I got so inspired and super excited for graduation day. Sorry the pictures are low quality...I forgot my regular camera at home!

When I first walked in, there was a giant balloon arch in our school colors (black & red) and tons of people everywhere. I actually hadn't expected it to be so crowded! There were really long lines for everything - waiting to order grad packs, which include your cap, gown, & tassel, taking senior portraits, and ordering alumni memorabilia. One of my best friends who I've known my whole life happened to be there at the same time...we had tried to coordinate meeting up earlier, but things are so busy I didn't think it was going to happen. When we accidentally ran into each other it was such a nice surprise because our ceremonies are on different days. It was so special to be there together and take photos in our caps & gowns after all!

I felt like a grad for the first time and it was  one of the best, most motivating feelings. I've been so anxious & emotional about this chapter in my life ending, which is weird because I am usually not a crier, lol! I just feel like I've been in school for so long that I don't know how to not be a student. Now that graduation is so close and I've gone to Gradfest, I feel like I am ready to take the next step. I cannot wait to graduate....can't wait to share my official senior portraits too! <3

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