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Storm of the seas. | by just_makayla
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Storm of the seas.

Last night was a bittersweet moment for me. My memere had told everyone that she wanted to stick around to see me graduate. Last night marked 8 months since she had passed. Last night I graduated high school. Wearing her scapula on my cap and having her love in my heart, I crossed the stage and blew a kiss into the air hoping that she’d catch it. But knowing her she was blowing me a million more kisses my way.

    

I have grown so much over my high school years. Three years of my high school life I spent with a boy who was not right for me. For a good 6 months of my high school career I spiraled into a wallowing pit of depression. It was a scary point in my life but I prevailed. My senior year was a turning point for me. I became the person that I had lost along the way. I became close to a girl who is now my best friend and who will be my best friend until I grow old. She has been the watering can that has helped this little seed grow. My mother has always been there for me from day one, standing by me every step of the way. She has been there when I succeed and she was there to pick me up when I had fallen. She has pushed me to be everything I can be in life. My memere, my best friend, she showed me what it was like to really live. Through the course of this year, I have learned to love myself. And that, is the greatest thing I can take from my high school experience.

    

I am now going to focus all my energy into what I love and that is photography. When I look at this picture, I am proud of myself and my work. And that is what I long for. I have this feeling in the pit of my stomach that this summer is one where I’m going to flourish. I can only hope that you all join me for that journey.

    

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Taken on June 14, 2012