Many of you are about to start a new part of your life, somewhere that is not Dexter, with people from all over. You have the choice to be who you may have always wanted, to become someone different than who you have been, and that is beautiful.
I had to start over, become someone knew. The person I was a year ago is unrecognizable compared to who I am today. I change my hair all the time, I got new clothes and changed my style. I got rid of the toxic people and found ones that help me be the new me. It was hard, but necessary.
Change happens everyday, sometimes good, sometimes bad. When I was five my life changed by my parents getting divorced. When I was 11 my life changed by my dad getting remarried. When I was 13 my life changed by my mom getting remarried. When I was 15 my life changed by my suicide attempt. And every single day since then, I have changed.
It’s not always good, it’s not always bad, it’s just something that happens, and it’s something we have to deal with and face cause everyone and everything at some point is going to be different from what you originally knew.
Humans become so devoted to things and people and the town they grew up in, but seniors, in less than a month you will be done at Dexter High forever, and many of you will be gone by the time September comes. You have the unique opportunity to become someone knew, to change something you may have always wanted to change. Seniors, you have the ability to reinvent yourself; take advantage of that. And other high schoolers, our time will come, we will be able to leave here whenever we want, or stay here for as long as we choose. Someday, we will all be granted with the opportunity to start over, and it’s up to you with what you want to do with it.