Tuesday, August 11, 2015

My Home school Graduation (And a speech!)

End of last June we had my graduation party. It was a year late since I finished school in 2014, but it was still fun!

There were so many things to do in preparation, and so many people that helped in it.

Between all my work and also preparing for this party, my whole spring has been busy in a hectic way. Life has just flown by this summer, it seems. :)

The first thing we did was have a late lunch of pizza, icecream and other snack foods. Then I had to give a speech. The first I've ever given in public. I was a bit nervous, but I believe everyone liked my speech. :D

After that we DANCED!!! Cotton Eye Joe, Posties Jig and Virginia Reel. That took up most of the PARTY time.

Lots of fun. But very hot and tiring:) I think I wore quite a few people out with the dances, lol.

After that there were gifts to open. Some of my close friends laugh at how I open presents....slowly, carefully so as not to tear the gift paper...then I fold the paper up neatly before going on to the next package :b.
My dad gave me a graduation/ purity ring :)

And like a naughty person I took few pictures. :/ I was too busy having an awesome time!

Of course there was music the whole time. ;) This was the playlist I put together. Some friends were kind enough to allow us to use their speakers to which I hooked my cell phone up to :)

Fireflies - Owl City
The Call - Regina Spektor
A Walk to Remember - Switchfoot
This is Your Life - Switchfoot
This is Home - Switchfoot
You Are Loved - Josh Grogan
Forever Young - sang by Australian or United Kingdom kids I think
Write Your Story - Francesca Battistelli
Wolf Bite - Owl City
A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
I See Fire - Ed Sheeran
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Keep Changing the World - Mike's Chair
I Love My Lips - Steven Curtis Chapman
Jesus in Disguise - Brandon Heath
I Stand Alone - Quest of Camelot ( movie )
Radioactive - Pentatonix
Stronger - Mandisa
There Ain't No Skeleton In Jesus' Closer - Carl Klang
3 Wooden Crosses - Randy Travis
We Want This Country Back - Carl Klang
In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle - Lion King ( movie )
A Mighty Fortress - Christy Nockels

And I made my graduation dress!!! (Yes, I embroidered and beaded the bodice, also.)

And to end this late, yet memorable post - my graduation speech!

At first when Mom suggested I give a speech I was like "No way!" I never did something like this before and I wasn't too keen on the idea.

And then I started feeling silly and mischievous. I decided, "Maybe I will do this - and borrow Gwen Stacy's speech from The Amazing Spider Man 2."

By the way I am not doing that.

And for those of you who don't know what her speech was, it is what opens the movie and is about how she is leaving one phase of her life behind, ready to accept a new one ( whatever that may be ). She encourages all of her fellow students to use their time wisely and live to the fullest, because you never know when a day is your last day. That speech hints at her death later on in the movie.

Good speech. Pathetic movie.

Back to "my" speech. I'm not really for sure what I'm supposed to do. I'm guessing you all want to hear what I'm planning now that I've finished school ( and even if you aren't wanting to know, I guess you are going to hear it anyways ).

Truth is I don't have any exact plans nor do I know what I want to do.

Sometimes I feel like I'm just waiting for something big to happen so that I will know.

I have many interests and hobbies, but my greatest is probably books. I've loved books since like forever. And now it seems I know more about books than anything else. But even more I love writing stories.

What this can lead to I don't know. A published author? Journalist? Reviewer? Antique specialist? History, mythology or linguistics teacher? Or maybe something totally unrelated to books and writing.

All I know is that whatever will happen, whatever I do end up doing I plan to use that thing to help spread my faith about Yeshua.

I will miss doing schoolwork like crazy. That will probably get a few laughs, but I'm serious. One thing makes me happy. I can keep studying, keep learning, keep reading. I can still do new things and be as weird as I want to be.

Because who says you have to do something just one way? Or that life has to be just exactly the same for everyone?

Well, I think this is long enough, don't you? Thanks for coming y'all, and have lots of fun, laughing and smiling!


  1. Great post Girl!!! Love the dress and the ring!! It is gorgeous!! And the playlist! Stronger, This Is Home, Jesus in Disguise!! Love them!! And I really, really like your speech. Don't EVER ask me to give a speech in public!!!

    1. Glad you like the post :) wish you could have been at my party though :(

  2. Love the dress and the ring! So pretty!

    And nice speech! I feel the same way, like I don't really know what I'm going to do next. But I know God will lead me in my next step in glorifying Him, just as He'll lead you in yours. :D

    Great post, btw!


    1. Thank you!!!! From what I've seen of you from your blog and fb I think God has great things for you. We just have to be patient and walk life with our eyes open :)

    2. Wow, thank you! :D And yup, pretty much. :)


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