It was May 13th of 2008. Just another day for the world and for many people, yet this day is still so clear in my mind. It seems like it was yesterday that I graduated from Lufkin High School. I can still remember every detail, every minute, every second of that day. Graduating is not something people often achieve. Graduating is an important day in our lives. It determines when a cycle full of joy, friendship, emotions and important moments in or lives is terminated and a whole new reality is around the corner waiting for us to reach out and grab it, to experience new feelings, to become more independent and to gain success throughout the rest of our lives, but the most important thing is that we learn to appreciate life in a whole new prospective knowing that nothing will ever be the same, and that we have to pull ourselves in order to become successful.
6:34 p.m. of that day in May. My fellow classmates and I were walking towards Abe Martin Stadium. In there were all our relatives, watching every step we made, recalling the memorable moments in our life, when we were born, giving our first step, our first word, riding our first bicycle, making an A+ on that drawing assignment at Elementary School, from our first day in middle school to that very day of graduation. As we entered the stadium my classmates and I watched each other, we ponder and asked ourselves, “When would be the next time that we would see each other”. After sharing numerous experiences, many in that class of 2008 were leaving and probably never coming back. That day changed our lives. After being together for four years we were giving a step to the unknown future, trying to picture in our minds what we would become.
As we sat down, trying to get started with the opening ceremony, I gazed at my surroundings and looked at the many people that were there that day, people that I had met during those four long and joyful years of high school, even people that I had never seen in my...