end of era

so, its over… high school is officially over.

and i have yet to let this truly sink in. being at the same school, sha tin junior then sha tin college, from years 1 to 13 has been a complete and utter whirlwind. now with it leaving me in a matter of days is something that is so amazing but yet so nerve racking. school has been a routine for me, an obligation as such, something to wake up to every day and have to go no matter how much my bed was calling me back ( which was a lot let me just say ). and now, having finished my IB exams and having graduation tomorrow and then finally prom as the last event, its all going away. i have no more school. no more work. no more stress. no more rude teachers. no more fake friends. no more last minute cramming. no more. also, taking a gap year makes next year so much easier, i don’t quite have to feel the stress of university just yet which is so great.

everyone complains about high school, and how they hate it. how its too stressful, how its pointless, how they can’t wait for it to be over. and yes, i did too, a fair share i’ll be honest. but yet, nothing could prepare me to how i feel now that its ended. i can’t quite believe that its done, its a massive milestone for me. i’ve been in two schools my whole life, each one right opposite each other, 12/13 years at the same place makes it a place for so many god damn memories, both good and bad. school has truly evolved me as a person and i will never forget my life at sha tin. above is a photo taken of my form group two years ago, when i left school for my gcses. god, how easy those were compared to the extreme IB course.

above is a photo of my ‘group’, a ‘clique’ so to say. we were called the lunchies, just because every day we would all be together at the same place having lunch HAHAH, how creative. i can’t believe this photo was only taken in october 2013, it seems yeeears ago, not just less than one year ago.

a group shot of the few school friends i travelled to hawaii with for a brief week as part of a school trip. it is one of the biggest highlights of my school life. we learnt to surf, ate the amazing hawaii and american food, saw such breathtaking scenic places and played around in the most gorgeous beaches i’ve ever been too.

a photo from my last full week of school before i left on exam leave. as a school tradition we take the 5 days and make a theme for dress up for the entire year to participate in. this was the time periods day and along with some friends I did an 80s style dress up and it was one of the most fun days ever.

 

i think thats it. school is officially over, and i can’t explain how i feel. some what lost but yet excited for everything to start unfolding. school was a place for me to learn and get taught what is seen as essential in life. and now i have been tested and waiting for the marks for my academic success, so i have to get on with life, something school can’t teach you as much as they think they do. and although that scared me beyond belief, i can’t wait to start living life without the constant pressure of education.

good bye high school,

amber.

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