That's that.

posted on: 5.29.2009

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
— George Santayana

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
— Bill Cosby

Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment. Letting go of the past means you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now.
— don Miguel Ruiz

I finished High school. The previous quotes and pictures are a part of my thoughts today. Graduation took place at a church, the morning of yesterday. It was a simple ceremony in which i was gifted a group picture and my diploma. I have to say I've never been happier and sad at the same time with the same intensity. My classmates are all very close and we enjoyed being friends since elementary until yesterday, where we parted with our different journeys. I, along with 2 more, are the only ones going "out of state". I shall be moving in 2 months with my uncle and aunt to United States. One of my best friends will be going to F.I.T. in New York to follow her dreams of becoming a fashion designer and the other friend will be going to Iowa (i think)just cause he randomly picked a state and college to go.

It's a bittersweet feeling when i think about leaving the only life i have known. Im excited and enthusiastic about a new start, new adventures, new people, a different culture, new inspirations and new goals; Im sad my parents stay here (and my pet dog), my other good friends & even my room filled with: magazine cuts in a bulletin board, hanged canvases that try to portray art, pillows that carry tears from broken hearts, walls that silence the laughs i've had, a bed with many sleepover adventures, a closet full of clothes worn since the beginning of me, Quiet Times with God, attempted songs written a the edge of my bed & mirrors that taught me what i looked like.
Im going to start college. I'm going to be closer to my really really good friend (she'll be a good hour a way). I'm going to grow, everyday a little more. And when i come back, I'll be someone changed for the better.

Yesterday was the end of a chapter in my book of life. In a few more weeks, A new chapter will develop. Im off to better things.

[Pictures from: iLove, nirrimi, Stella. Marien & My photostream in flickr]

5 Smiles:

  1. i absolutely love your header girl !:)
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    A bientot!
    Boubouteatime xx

  2. congratulations on graduating, ashes! (: i know the bittersweet feeling - i felt the exact same way when i left high school. i've since settled in college and soon it'll be time for me to leave again (to australia this time) to complete my degree. sigh, such is life. full of hello and goodbyes. but it's always exciting! hehe. what about you? what's your plan? (:

    btw the photoshoot is gorgeous! you and your friends are stunning.


  3. gorgeous photos!
    that sounds pretty intense. i think you'll have a good experience in the US. good luck with college!

  4. i think your pictures are amazing
    with your frirends
    they look really good.
    i think its awesome that your starting new and fresh even though it is kinda sad. I am about to be senior in my high school the last year and it already feels like its ending even though its still a year away.
    you mention that you were coming to the U.S. to college. but i am wondering, where are you from?
    I think its awesome that your persuing your dreams too.

  5. puerto rico~!!!!!
    that;s a long way
    and i think its awesome place to live its alot of culture
    over there and i wish i could go smeday there..
    i am from sd california
    thanks for the coment btw


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