So, X's journal is gone now and has been for a few days. I have a couple last comments about the whole thing, but first I need to cover something that is much more important:
THE BEAN IS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL TODAY.
OH MY GOD. I AM GETTING OLD.
I just. WTF. She can't be old enough for this yet. But she is. She's going to be 18 in February.
That's right. For those of you who have been following me for a while, you'll know that "The Bean" is what I used to call my niece, Bree. I am so proud of her, y'all, I can't even. She's had a hard time of it and God knows the other side of the family has done absolutely NOTHING to help her over the years, but it doesn't matter. She did it anyway, and she did it without them.
Her "home campus" high school sucks, not only for the student body but for the teachers as well. In some cases there was no discernible maturity difference between the students and the teachers. This made high school even more miserable for her than the usual amount of "miserable" that comes with being in high school.
Because of that, she transferred to a charter... type... school... place... called "Venture School". It's a place where students can work at their own pace and not have to deal with the normal atmosphere of high school. They have guidance counselors, social worker-type counselors for any of the students who need them, and it's just a really great place. Bree skyrocketed through the ceiling once she started there this year, and that is why she is graduating early! She's busted her ass all semester, and she took her last exam yesterday. She does her "hall walk" today.
When individual students finish their work at Venture, they "graduate" in their home campus's cap and gown, receive a plaque diploma, and walk up and down the main hallway of the school with the rest of the students there to cheer them on. That is what we're going to this morning, and I know I'm gonna cry. She'll still walk with her "home campus" in June and receive a diploma from them and be able to go to their prom if she wants to. She plans to take the spring semester "off", get a job, save up as much as she can, apply for all the grants and scholarships she can get, and start college in the fall to major in photography. But in the meantime?
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