Six years ago, I was about to graduate high school and was dancing the night away at my senior prom. Last night, I had my daily dose of deja-vu when I was back at my alma mater’s senior prom – same place, same time. The only difference was that this time, I was on the other side of the camera.
Before we get into the body of this post, can we appreciate 1) how freaking beautiful this girl is, and 2) how adorable they are as a couple?! [Fun fact: They’ve been dating for 2.5 years, but they graduated pre-k together *cries*].
Yesterday was prom 2 of 2 for my brother and his girlfriend. She attends the high school I went to, so it was somewhat strange being back, seeing a handful of my old teachers, all of whom asked me if I missed all this senior-year-hoopla. My answer? To be quite honest, I don’t really miss it that much at all.
Soon, my brother and his girlfriend will graduate. They will be off to college. Their lives will never be the same. Yes it’s scary, but it’s also so many other things. It is new. It is fresh. It is exciting. Yes, these final moments of high school are the last you will ever have. Yes, you will miss it. But years later, you will grow up and look back and see how far you’ve come.
Maybe it will be six years later at your siblings senior prom. Maybe it will be twenty years later at your child’s senior prom. You will stand there on the other side of the camera and you will appreciate how far you’ve made it, and be excited for those on the other side about to start this new journey. xoxo.