So I submitted a senior commencement speech! I figured for someone who loves writing so much, I might as well go for it. Carefully choosing words, and composing draft after draft was tough, but it was a great experience. If you’re a senior, we’re voting next week in advisory. I’d love your vote! 🙂
Here it is:
Thirteen. We’ve spent thirteen years in school. Five days a week, nine months a year, we have had a place to go, a place to learn, a place to grow. For thirteen years we have been dreaming of what this day would be like. We imagined how we would feel when we heard our names called. We wondered who would be the kid to trip in front of thousands. We dreaded the waiting as we listened to every last name in our class to be read. But what we might not have realized is that it would give us time reminisce over the time we spent at Wayzata.
Hi Taylor – I know Jennifer from working with her years ago and she passed on your blog link via Facebook. I am a former blog writer. At the height of my blogging, I had made friends with people from around the world. We followed each others blogs, clicked on each others links and kept waiting for something that we wrote to go viral. 🙂 (didn't happen) When I went back to a 40-hour a week job with also trying to be a wife and mother, I just found it too hard to keep up with my blog. That being said…I miss it. I just wanted to tell you that I had nowhere near as much writing eloquence at 18 years old as you do. I truly enjoy reading your blog and you should definitely KEEP DOING IT! You have a talent that is only going to grow as you get older. This speech you wrote for your graduation….amazing! I don't know if yours was chosen or not (I hope it was) but regardless of whether it was or wasn't, it's a fantastic piece that you wrote. I do some freelance writing on the side right now. It's small stuff and not always the most interesting of topics but it pays a little bit of money and keeps the writing juices flowing. If you're ever interested in learning more about it, let me know. They're always looking for more writers (and no..this is not a yahoo articles type of thing – this woman that owns this is someone I've known for years. Small company and it's trying to build). You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry to make this comment so long (but if you're like me, I LOVED when I got comments) but I just wanted to commend you for this. Well done. I will continue to be a reader and pass your blog around. 🙂