Hey guys! So I’ve decided to take that little two-month break from blogging until I get my new laptop. I will be starting a YouTube channel (as I’ve mentioned a few times before. 😉 ) Which you can check out if you’d like. It’ll be called Jordan’sHere because that’s my name.
I’m going to miss blogging and I will definitely start it up again the moment I have a chance. I may just have to write something for you guys even when I’m on vacation. It’s been great getting to know all of you on here, it’s really been my pleasure. I wish all of the friends that I’ve made over the last few months an ah-mazing summer! Have fun in the sun, spend time with your friends and family, and just relax.
I’m not really sure what else to say. I never can seem to find the right words for moments like these.
I’m going to post my graduation speech that I wrote what seems like forever ago. I hope you like it!
Hello everyone and thank you, again, for coming out to Graduation 2014. For many of the graduates sitting up here, myself included, this day would not be possible without the love and support of our parents, grandparents, teachers, friends, and ultimately God. Now I’m going to be honest with you in these next few minutes. First off I’d like to say that it was really hard to write this speech. I tried to write something uplifting and inspirational but nothing seemed good enough. I mean this is the first time ever that a single 24-hour day will close a chapter in my life. How do I accurately sum up all of the bittersweet feelings and thoughts, the precious memories and hopes, the terrifying fears that are associated with the last four years? How can I stand before all of you, speaking on behalf of my class and spout something generic?
Second, it’d be a lie to say that I’m not afraid because I’m pretty darn scared right now…although that might have something to do with the public speaking. I’d like to think that I speak for the majority of us when I say; I’m scared to fail. I’m scared to go out into the world and fall down on my face. I’m scared that I’ll be chewed up and spit out onto the sidewalk of life like nothing better than a piece of chewing tobacco.
But as Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” So I implore each and every one of you, whether you are graduating with me, have already graduated, or do not yet know the value of a diploma, to have courage. Conquer your fears! Tomorrow is uncertain, in fact it isn’t even guaranteed but you must not let those fears suffocate you. Things are going to get tough, I can promise you that, but this diploma that we are about to receive is not just a piece of paper. It isn’t some certificate to stuff into a box fifteen years from now. No, this diploma is a symbol. It is a symbol of hard work and of triumph. We should be honored to hold it in our hands and know that if we can graduate high school, we can do anything that we set our minds too. Cliché right? I believe it though. Each and every one of us has the capacity to be a success, a difference-maker, a catalyst for change. We’ve got a lot of lessons left to learn and a lot of mistakes left to make but we also have a lot more opportunities to take advantage of and dreams to fulfill.
After the ceremony, after the last car pulls out of this parking lot and the sun sets on Graduation day I hope that all of us take a moment to pause and just breathe. Hug our loved ones and remember to thank those who we swept along on this four-year journey. We did it, we graduated high school.
What did you think? I liked it, hopefully the audience will like it tomorrow too. x)
Good bye for now guys! xoxo