Saturday, June 22, 2013

Graduation (And What Comes After)

graduation day photo from the field / wearing my striped tee from (outfit photos coming soon!)
four of my favorite CDs (Gregory & The Hawk's "Moeni and Kitchi", Jason Mraz's "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.", my summer 2011 playlist, and Belle & Sebastian's "Write About Love") / some recent purchases from Calico and Asos/a graduation gift from Elissa, my boss/friend at Calico)

So far, I can't easily sum up how things have felt since graduation. I am, no doubt, indescribably relieved to be done with high school. Not to be a total bummer, because I've had some good times along the way, but overall it was pretty horrible. I don't mean that in a "people picked on me, I was never 'cool' enough" way. Quite the opposite actually. I felt admired sometimes because of the way I dress, but more as a thing to look at and not to be interacted with or even friends with (?!). I don't share lots of my personal feelings here because that's not exactly what this blog is about, but things feel very cluttered right now and I need to vent somewhere. I guess the primary issue is that I feel like, at this point, I should have more to show for being (at least in my eyes) a good friend and and generally outgoing. I left high school with all of one friend. But at the same time, I'm starting to think I expected too much from people who aren't and have never really been on the same page as me.
I guess what comes from this is that I'm really hoping to meet some new faces soon. If all goes as expected, I'll be going to college right in Boston come the end of August. I'm kind of nervous about it all but for the sake of my own sanity, I need something new.

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  1. congrats on being done with high school! i must tell you that your prom dress issss soooo damm fly!

  2. This is a completely normal feeling when you leave high school. This is the part of your life where you'll start to meet people who share your interests and base your friendships on that, rather than because you happen to be the same age and live in the same zip code. Good luck figuring it all out x

  3. love it you are going to enjoy college

  4. Hi Beautiful,
    I saw you on Teen Vogue's website and you have am amazing style, plus you're super pretty! Congrats on your graduation and nice prom pics! Good luck on all your future endeavors and I am your blogs newest follower :)

  5. I totally understand where you're coming from, I decided to leave my old school because it just didn't feel right, and no matter how much I tried to fight through the tears and explain to people why I felt unhappy, nobody ever really understood it, I hated how I spent so much time around people who would rather force their puzzle piece into the jigsaw rather than take it out and rethink where they should go and be, hmmm... sorry if I'm rambling... but I hope you find who you are looking for exactly and good luck in your new school.

    Emilia of Crystallized Elements,

  6. Love that outfit, particularly the burgundy hat!

    Ps: I'm doing a fashion-related survey for my MSc dissertation, 5 mins, much much help ♥

  7. I know how you feel. I think as time goes by you'll meet new people who are on the same page as you, but until then just keep being yourself. And I hope you have a lot of fun at college! Also, your skirt is too cool.

  8. yay no more school! I completely agree with you on the need to discover and meet new people! Sometimes you just need a fresh start! I'm going to university in september too so I totally get what you're feeling. Fab blog
    Hannah xx

  9. I wanted to buy this black strap dress from Asos
    Whats your review on it .. is the material really thin?

    So glad I came across your blog : ) Love everything



    1. They're great! The material is good quality, not thin at all. They're kind of a jersey material.


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