today I graduated from Central Washington University with my Bachelors in Clinical Physiology.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Top 1% of my graduating class.
It was a long haul!
It was intense.
The journey was long.
The downs were low,
The ups were high.
I made it!
I did it!
”I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls” – Audrey Hepburn
So, how does it feel to be the one who got away?
No, not you, me!
Me: Well, it feels pretty darn amazing.
You were almost the one who got away,
I didn’t stop you, I didn’t make you stay,
You leaving made forth my way,
Now, I don’t have to say you were the one who got away.
I’d never change a second.
In another life, I’d do it this way.
And I was the one who got away.
All I really feel like saying is how life is passing me by way to fast.
That every day I wake up just to go to sleep at night and wait for another day to end and for another to begin.
It’s incorrect to say that life is perfect, or that it ever will be.
My mistakes and imperfections are what make me who i am.
I wouldn’t change a single thing I’ve done.
Life is proving to be shorter than I thought.
I need something worth living for.
And I have.
I gave up trying to figure my life out.
God leads me where i’m supposed to be, and I like it that way.
I guess the last thing I really have to say is, I wish I could smile more.
I wish life was one big hug.
I love hugs.
I have come across some really amazing people in my years.
Some of them didn’t live up to what I wanted of them and others exceeded their expectations.
But no matter who they were, in some moment they impacted my life, good or bad.
Some of them stuck around and others bailed out.
For the people who are here and will fight it out til the end, this is for you.
For the people who used to be here but just couldn’t be anymore, I miss you.
And for those who just shrunk away into the corners of the universe, I’ll never ever forget you.
I wouldn’t trade any memory with any one person, for the entire world.
I could say something on here that meant something, maybe something profound, interesting.
But I’d need someone important to remember it?
I could say a lot of things that I thought were important.
But I’d need it to be important to someone else.
Gosh, I just want to L I V E!
There comes a point in time
When all you can do is push yourself on.
Far away from anything you recognize,
Away from things you used to want,
And toward new beginnings.
The past remains behind you,
You say goodbye to people,
People you used to love and care for.
You’ll eventually forget memories,
That reminded you of the past,
That at one point in time,
Was the happiest present,
You could have ever dreamed of.
People leave you,
People break you,
And memories fade.
As we grow up and move on,
Toward the new beginnings,
We must remember what brought us where we are now,
And trust that,
We’ll meet new people,
Love new lovers,
Hate new enemies,
And ultimately make new memories.
Overtime we’ll have a book in our hearts,
All full up with only the most worthy of memories.
The ones that took our breath away.
The ones we’ll cherish, and protect in a hearts forever.
Life is so short.
One day you are starting a new journey,
And the next moment it’s over.
You have to love yourself,
Take chances, make changes, embrace opportunity
And spend your time with the people who make you happy.
Don’t dwell on the past,
For it has come and it has gone.
You never know when the ending is,
And you sure won’t know why.
So make the most of your life,
Be a free spirit,
And hold onto what you’ve got.
Don’t waste a breath on regret.
Laugh a little too much,
Smile until your mouth hurts,
Cry when necessary,
Love and lose
Sing so loud that you’re out of key,
And do all this with the people who make your life worth living
OCTOBER 29, 2007