Graduation day

Monday, June 4, 2012

Yesterday was the class of 2012 graduation at LaPorte High School. It is so incredibly awesome to watch kids graduate each year, knowing they're on to the next step in their lives. And, yes, I managed to get teary-eyed at least three times during the ceremony. I may be a sap, but these kids have a lot to be proud of! 

My favorite part of yesterday, though, was being able to talk to the grads after commencement and at graduation parties. It's nice to see them relax and have fun and be excited about what's coming next in their lives. 

Dan pointed out to me yesterday how many students I talked to and how I seem to really care about my students. I was thinking about this today on my run. I think I'm a teacher because I seem to have an insane amount of love to give others and truly and genuinely care about them. I've always been this way. I just tend to find other people fascinating and really want to see the best for each of them. And I hope I've been able to pass some of those lessons that don't revolve around English on to my students too... take care of one another, do the things that make you happy, live and love every moment, and pursue goals (even if you're not sure you can achieve them). 

For me, I feel like summer is off to a great start. I'm checking things off the bucket list, got to see my childhood best friend get married, and have already been able to spend time with family and friends. So ready for more of what summer has to offer! 


  1. An awesome time for the kids for sure. I'm a sap too so I can totally relate :) It makes me happy to know about teachers who really care...it makes such a difference in these kid's lives. So, a big THANKYOU for what you do!!!

  2. Thanks, Sherry! I really do love my job and love seeing the kids move on to their next steps in life. That being said, it's also really great that it's summer!

    How's your hip feeling?

  3. This is my favorite time of year & I am soooo glad it's here! Love leaving the house with no coat/boots/gloves, just grab your purse & go :)

    I've been doing Ibuprofen, Biofreeze, foam roller & Yoga for the hip. It feels a little better today. I'm going to try a short run/walk session & see how it goes. If running hurts then I'll just walk.


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