Essay on Graduation Speech - Original Writing

Essay on Graduation Speech - Original Writing

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Summer has flown by in an instant. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was booking my plane tickets to come to Lindenwood, probably because it was. Now, I am at my own surprise going away party at one o’clock in the morning. My friends have no idea that I haven’t started packing and that my flight leaves in five and a half hours. As soon as all of the drinks are empty, the pictures are taken, and the goodbyes are said, I rush to my room to get everything in place for my departure. There is a good chance that I am forgetting something seeming that I am not in the right state of mind to be doing this, but I have my passport, papers, some clothes and that is all I will need. I finish packing, load all of my luggage and hockey equipment into the bed of my dad’s black F-150, and hop into the front passenger seat. Running on zero hours of sleep I check my e-mail one last time before leaving the house. Two e-mails pop up from American Airlines with two separate receipts for the same flight. They double charged me for my flight! I haven’t even left my house yet and I can already tell that this is going to be a lengthy and painstaking process.
We pull up to the airport and park in the parking lot. My three sisters, my dad, and I file out of the truck. My little sister is quick to run over and grab a cart for all of my bags. Without hesitation everyone grabs my suitcase, hockey bag, and hockey sticks and load them onto the steel cart. Walking through the automatic sliding doors, the first thing to do is check myself and my bags in. With my family behind me we search for the American Airline signs, but they are nowhere to be found. Across the from us I spot a tall slender lady dressed in a navy blue suit, white dress s...


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...she laughs at me and points at my crotch. “Nervous?” she says wittily. This is perfect, I haven’t even step foot outside the airport and the whole school is going to know me as the kid who pees his pants. Embarrassed, I grab all my luggage, follow her to the van, load my things, and head to campus. The entire drive she refuses to hold back on making fun of me, so I give up trying to plead my case. After a quick tour of Belleville I am dropped off at the Lynx Lodge, my home for the year. The cute blonde helps me check-in and bring my bags to my dorm room. We pile everything in the middle of the room, I thank her for the ride and hospitality, and show her out. As soon as I get back to the room I am quick to strip my shorts and jump onto a naked mattress. The journey is complete. Now all I can think about is the extraordinary journey that lies ahead. College.

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