Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Well, I graduated.

June 07, 2014... My fellow homeschool graduate and I walked down the aisle wearing shiny purple gowns to Pomp and Circumstance (I myself feeling completely ridiculous); our pastor gave an awesome "graduates' charge"; I gave a very nerdy (#lotr) grad speech (and my friend gave a very sweet one); our parents shared about us, prayed over us, and handed over us our diplomas; and we walked back down the aisle to the recessional of Take My Life. Then we headed downstairs, stood by our tables, and greeted the lovely family and friends who came to the ceremony and also those who just came to the open house. 

12 years of home school and I'm finally done. I'm not sure exactly how I feel about this... it's a little crazy, realizing that when the school year rolls around this year I won't be unpacking my new school books or signing up for classes at the Homeschool Learning Center. Instead, I'll be on to new adventures with new goals.

Honestly, I have struggled with a lot of anxiety involving my post high school plans. They're unorthodox, unexpected, and generally frowned upon by society. I've mentioned before on my blog about how I have decided not to go to college. Let me just say I an incredibly thankful for friends and family who have supported my decision and instead of trying to change my mind by suggesting degrees for me to pursue, have encouraged me that I am following God's leading for my life and reminding me that even though it is not the norm, that does not make it any less worthy. I'm really hoping that since I've graduated, people will stop interrogating me... though I'm pretty sure I can't hope for that for a couple more years. :D

Anyway, post graduation has already brought on several changes, one of which being a job (so exciting). I don't know exactly what God has planned for me, but I know that He is a good God and He will take care of me. I am so thankful for all He has done for me so far, from birth to graduation... looking forward to what's next!

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.



  1. I'm so excited for you! I know God will bring new adventures your way! :D
    I am also a grad this year! Wow, I can hardly believe it! 0_o

    Have a wonderful summer, Kara!

  2. Congratulations! I had fun reading about your graduation; I have the general basics of a public school graduation known, but I've never heard about a homeschool one. It doesn't sound that different. :)

  3. Congrats Kara! I hope you're having an amazing summer! I've been so busy that I haven't been reading your blog regularly. =P We need to hang out sometime soon! - Julia B. :)

  4. I just graduated from 12 years of homeschooling over here as well! Wow, how awesome is that? I'm insanely anxious about the future, hopefully everything will work out well. Good luck!

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