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Sentiments

Published November 15, 2013 by sophiachandler

My first post will be a sentimental one…. 🙂 hope you guys don’t mind! But of course I shall also be introducing myself!

Bonjour! I’m Sophia, teenage blogger, writer, name nerd (nope I’m not shy to admit it), chocoholic and bookworm! A warning: this post might be slightly long…. really I’m not sure but I’ll guess it’ll be long since I have a lot to write about.

Okay! Now the introduction part’s over and done with. I am not a believer of devoting an entire first post to the introduction of a blogger. You can find my About page here if you’d like my info… that is, when I remember to update it!

Today I begin writing my first ever post which I have pondered over for a full week. I am not even kidding you. Today also happens to be our graduation day… the day we shed our skins of the young and naive and take a full step forward to developing ourselves as mature, older people! To be frank, the graduation ceremony was downright boring. They had so many people come speak at our ceremony that it wasn’t even fun or new or exciting at knowing that we were going to take a big leap forward, albeit not knowing what lay ahead of us in the future. The ceremony was four hours long. Four hours worth of supposedly “inspirational” speeches about how we shall chase our dreams and develop our talents to put to good use and work hard and how we’ll miss our alma mater and missing our friends and missing our teachers and appreciation to our parents and all that crap. The girl beside me was actually sleeping during the speech of the valedictorian.

But hours after the ceremony, I’m finally feeling the sadness set in.

We’re all going to different high schools after this. We might not see each other again until the end of time… well, we might end up in the same college or something, but what is the chance of that happening? I might even forget their names! Some I won’t miss. Some I will… like my closest friends. Some I haven’t really gotten the chance to bond with, because when I first started school I was this shy kid (well, I still am!) and I mostly mixed with the friends that I had known before starting the grade. I did make some other friends in school too, and before graduation I started hanging out with acquaintances that I had known previously but hadn’t really forged a close friendship with. Some others I couldn’t even talk to at all.

Thanks to Facebook, I can communicate with my friends even after leaving school 🙂 A few of my close friends planned an ice skating event and invited most of our friends. Fifty-five of us came today, and it was so fun just being a kid and not having to think about the results we shall be getting shortly next week. After seven sessions and I still suck at ice skating! I fell on my butt twice in a row today. Someone who was in the category “haven’t really bonded with” helped me up… I’d never thought of that person to be this gentle before. I guess the pre-grad period really changed my opinion about people and stuff a lot.

After tomorrow, the holidays shall begin! Today during the ice skating event, one of my close friends commented, “This is the last day for us to be kids… tomorrow we shall be highschoolers!” But the holidays are one long stretch of time where you don’t know if you’re still a kid or a teenager. It’s kind of in between, that period where you have to mature and give yourself pep talks and all that. I’m looking forward to the holidays!

Speaking of which, one of my close friends, CCJ (that’s what she calls herself ._.) who is, like me, a HUGE fan of Simple Plan! She and I were talking about Summer Paradise, a Simple Plan song. She and I agree that it is how we feel about graduation and school ending.

There is a particular verse in the song that I really like:

“But someday
I will find my way back
To where your name
Is written in the sand”

I don’t know, it seems kind of melancholic to me, and wistful at the same time. I’d want to do a one shot on this… maybe I will soon.

Sorry that wasn’t much of an introduction… and wow what a really long post.

~Sophia

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