Sleepwalking my way through life: End of an era

End of an era

It’s over. It’s finally over.

The exam has mixed reviews to say the least. I think I’ve done pretty well in some areas while others would be considered the literal incarnation of a joke. My section on The Crucible was basically astounding bullshit, bullshit that spread over seven glorious pages that will ensure me half decent mark. The Directors Commentary was good, I included many features of people moving but alas, I forgot to mention facial expressions (<_>). My Scottish Essay on Tally’s Blood and Men Should Weep is terrible. The examiner has every right to my essay to the toilet, and not for some light reading. But if I keep my fingers crossed and hope against hope, I’ll get the A I need for Glasgow University.

I’ll keep both my fingers crossed, just in case.

Mr Mulvey cornered Emma and me as we jubilantly tried to escape the school and catch our bus, still high with the knowledge that we had finished our last exam and were out of school. He asked us the standard questions; how did the exam go, what are you doing next year, what about the summer. We smiled and laughed and exchanged pleasantries before the final farewell was said.

“Good luck in life,” Mr Mulvey said to us as he shook Emma’s hand, “and I hope you are happy in whatever you do.”

He turned to me and started to shake my hand. “Well sir, it’s been…” I said, trying to pick the right word to sum everything up.

“Fun?” Emma asked.

“A pleasure?” said Mr Mulvey.

“Horrifying.” I finished with a broad smile on my face.

Mr Mulvey laughed and let go of my hand, “Truer words were never spoken.” And then he was off, out of my life forever.

We walked outside to the bus, the sudden explosion of sunlight mirroring the explosion in my chest. We climbed onto the bus and laughed and smiled all the way home, whispering to ourselves the unbelievable truth. “We’ve done it. We’ve done it.”

I have a rising feeling in my gut, as if I am on the brink of the unknown and a great adventure awaits me. All I have to do is step forward.

I’ve done it. High school is finally over, and – by God – no one told me it would feel this good.
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At 10:45 am, Anonymous Elisabeth Ice Cream said...

I am so happy for you. I'm not finished in school until 22th June. Bleaurg.

At 5:05 pm, Anonymous Samtheman said...

Yeah, that'll change.

It's nice you think there's a great fantastic adventure ahead of you.

A month into Uni, you'll wonder what you found so bad about High School. Trust me, I'm two years in and I'm STILL asking the question.

At 8:14 pm, Anonymous Marie said...

Woohoo! its all finished :D well done!!


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