graduation is such a momentous occasion, as it marks the end of one chapter in our lives and the beginning of the next. it's crazy to think that, exactly one year ago today, i graduated with the wonderful aliso niguel high school class of 2010.
yesterday, i had the pleasure of supporting several of my good friends as they walked in their own graduation ceremony, with the class of 2011. although it was quite hot outside and we (me, christine, ina, taylor, zach, matt, jason, and gavin) had to do a lot of walking to get to the ceremony, it was completely worth it to be able to support our friends in such an important milestone in their lives.
and, of course, it was great to be back at the high school football stadium (a.k.a. the marching field), the place that brought us all together in the first place. it seems perfectly fitting that the field we spent countless hours on together for marching band/drumline/color guard practices should be the last place we all set foot on as high schoolers.
i'm so happy for and proud of all of my friends that graduated yesterday. they each have so much to offer the world and i can't wait for them to start the next chapter in their lives. congratulations, class of 2011! you did it!