“Pomp and Circumstance”
Every time I hear “Pomp and Circumstance” it brings back many memories and one of the best times of my life. Graduation is an exciting time in a person’s life, especially a high school graduation. No more high school! For some, it means that seniors are able to move on to the next chapters of their lives. Embarking on the independent journey of college is exiting and fulfilling. In most cases, family and friends gathering to celebrate a joyous occasion, makes the celebrant feel proud and accomplished. It never occurred that graduation would be the end of one’s youth and the start of adulthood. Graduation invokes various experiences such as childhood to young adulthood, enlightenment of life’s lessons, and family reunions. Graduating from high school was an influential event that gave me an altered outlook on my existence. Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world. As young adults, everything changes, for example making decisions on your own. As a child, either your parents or teachers instruct you when to eat, sleep or to study. When you’re a young adult you make decisions on when to sleep and eat. As a young adult, one chooses between going to school, getting a job, or just as simple as brushing your teeth. Socialism is another transition choice that one must make. As a child, your parents determine who you associated with. As a young adult, the decision to socialize with a particular group is solely yours. We have to remember, “birds of a feather flock together”. On the other hand, adulthood sucks without friends to share it with. When you’re a kid, you have your family to form your core group and your support system, bring you soup when you’re sick and help put your heart back together when it gets broken. When you’re an adult, that’s what your friends and chosen family are for. They are there to love...
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