I’ve been waiting for this day to come for the last four years, and now I’m starting to feel a little more ambivalent. High school has been a great experience for me. I met some amazing people who I will be friends with for the rest of my life. I have gotten so many opportunities like my job at Youth Radio, and my internship at the Alameda County Public Health Department. Even though there were many parts of high school that I loved, I’ve been tired of high school for a long time now and I’ve been ready to move on to the next chapter of my life. In the fall I will be attending Cal State Long Beach. I think about how I will be living on my own for the first time, and will have a lot of freedom.