Tomorrow I graduate high school and this past weekend has been filled with anxiety. For something that I’ve worked so hard to acheive, letting go of high school is bittersweet. These past four years have been abundant in growth, safety, and comfort. Though I’ve struggled with anxiety, I’ve always been able to work through it with my school by my side. To say good-bye, literally makes me cry. I feel so much gratitude for what Easton Country Day School has given me, I don’t know how to process leaving.
Yesterday I was doing Wayne Dyer’s ‘I AM’ mediation and during this time I realized, I am not really leaving. Yes I’ll be moving to Colorado in the fall and I won’t physically be a student at ECDS, but I can always have that energy and joy it brought me. I’ve found peace in knowing that external change of an environment doesn’t have to take away the experience of the past four years and that energy.
Change is all in perception. It’s my choice to how I see this time in my life. I can look at it as being sad because I am leaving such a special place that will forever remain dear in my heart. But instead I choose to love what ECDS has taught me and feel empowered that I am now able to go out into the world with the strength I’ve been taught there. Change happens, but I perceive that all change is happening for our best interest. Yes we may feel sad, or anxious, but that’s called being human and we have to find joy in those times.
Tomorrow I am high school graduate, but I am also strong, independent, and ready for the next adventure.
Don’t fear change and the anxiety or sadness that comes with it! Embrace it because it’s happening for you and for the best of you!