Zarah’s senior speech: change always comes to you
Could have you possibly imagined how my life turned up to be what it is now? From the moment I stepped foot on an American high school I knew things were going to change for me, that my life wasn’t what I would’ve imagined a year prior, that from now on I wasn’t going to be the same person ever, and this past year I’ve been proved right. As my final year of high school comes to an end and my college career begins, my life is taking a 180 degree turn… but that’s what I’ve liked most about it, change always comes to make you grow and to make you better.
Throughout this past year I’ve had all kinds of memories, from happy to nostalgic to exciting, but one that stands out is the day I got my acceptance letter from my dream school. I’ve never been so proud of what I have accomplished, and it really made me realize what I’m capable of. Going into an art school will make changes in my life, I will live on my own out of state, I can see all the effort I will have to put into my work in order to make it into the industry, but I know these changes will help me become the adult I’m meant to become in the future.
Thinking about adulthood and the changes college life will bring me leads me to a second question, do I feel ready to face the real world? This is something all seniors question themselves about, me included, it’s not an easy thing and it’s not supposed to be, is unknown to high schoolers and we won’t know what it feels like until we face it. And even though I consider myself a very determined and independent person, I’m still a family type of girl, raised in a big family that with the years it has only grew and now that this year my siblings have been moving out and I will too, it will be a change not only for me but for my family as a whole.
My direct family has taken a huge role this year and during my whole life, they helped me through the whole adaptation process, read all my college essays, judged my art portfolio. Also this year has been so precious for the events that my family has had, my brother’s wedding, our last thanksgiving and Christmas living all together, my niece’s 2nd birthday, and so many more. This is a year building up to one of many changes, we are all opening our wings again in a new country and I couldn’t ask for a better family to be in. We have all learned that if we stay together we’re stronger than anything and as cheesy as it sounds this year we learned that we don’t have to be with each other physically in order to be strong, when our hearts are we can still make it through anything.
If three years ago I would’ve been told that I would be graduating in Seven Lakes I wouldn’t have believed it. Senior year has offered me unimaginable moments and unimaginable people, it has definitely been an unusual year and finishes without disappointing which is a worldwide pandemic. So as my final words towards this class I would like to finish with something my sister told me once, the most important asset we have in life is time because it never comes back and is the thing we tend to waste the most, so we should focus on the moment and appreciate what we have in front of us… let change come to you, enjoy it, because it leads us to what we are meant to be.