1. Nerd Post

    Wednesday, June 6


    Above is the greatest graduation present ever.

    {Well, besides my car of course. Who, as you all have suggested, I have christened Luna. :) }

    I pretty much freaked out when I ripped off the paper from the unassumingly rectangular present my aunt and uncle gave me and THIS WAS INSIDE.

    It was like Christmas when I was eight years old.

    Almost as good as the time my brother and I got Lego Hogwarts.

    Almost.

    Nerd for life.

    Thanks, nerdy family. I love you guys.

    xoxo Julia

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  2. I ran my first 5K.

    Crazy, right?

    I finished in 34 minutes and 13 seconds, and placed fourth in my age group.

    {Though I have a feeling there were only four people in my age group.}

    Nevertheless...

    I've made it a goal to start running more this summer, and to actually get good at it. Hopefully I'll be running more 5K's in the future and shaving a couple minutes off my time.

    xoxo Julia
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  3. This is my baby. My first car! 
    I was under the well-enforced impression that, once the need arose, my mother would buy herself a new car and I would inherit her old one. Which isn't that old and I actually am quite fond of. It was supposedly at the dealership for "detailing" and we would go pick it up after I graduated.

    Imagine my surprise when I was handed a key and told that this baby was mine.

    ALL MINE.

    There were more tears. Even the salesman got weepy.

    I can't thank my wonderful parents enough.

    Unfortunately, he (she? I'm still not sure) is still in need of a name. Everything I've tried hasn't quite fit. I would love to christen it after one of the heroes from the wonderful world of Harry Potter, but I can't decide. Who could ever decide such a thing?!

    But I've narrowed it down:

    {{Luna
    Seamus}}
    {{Lily
    Albus}}

    Two boy names, two girl names. 

    Help?

    xoxo Julia

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  4. I Did It

    Wednesday, May 30






    It's official.

    As of May 29, 2012 I, Julia Larsen, am a high school graduate.

    Quite frankly, I don't feel much different. Unless you count the fact that I'm exhausted from crying approximately fifteen separate times yesterday.

    But it's done. It's over.

    I returned to my school this morning as a graduate, not a student. I walked out of the band room for the last time in a long time, said goodbye to my favorite teacher, and bade a fond farewell to the halls I've grown to love over the past three years.

    This is it.

    Now, where do I go from here?

    xoxo Julia


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  5. Last Day

    Friday, May 25

    Today was my last real day of high school.

    It's so weird to think that my school won't be my school anymore in just a few short days. I've spent so much time there over the past three years and I must admit that parting with it will be pretty darn hard.

    I wore the same outfit today that I wore on the first day of my senior year. (Minus the belt.) Call me sentimental. Or call me too lazy to come up with new outfits these days.

    First Day:


    Last Day:


    I don't think my hair looks so much like Farrah Fawcett's anymore. Which is a good thing?

    xoxo Julia

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  6. Freakin' Out

    Thursday, May 24

    These past couple of days have been insane.  Insane, meaning:

    ~ I picked up my cap and gown yesterday. I can't bring myself to take them out of the packaging yet.

    ~ We got yearbooks, too. They're gold shiny and fantastic. And it's my last yearbook at Lone Peak.

    ~ I played my senior flute recital yesterday. It was the culmination of everything I've learned from my wonderful teacher, who I have to say goodbye to. It's one of the hardest things yet.

    ~ Tomorrow is my last day of high school. Ever.

    Let's just hope I make it through tomorrow.

    xoxo Julia
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  7. The Last Double Bar Line.

    Monday, May 21

    Tonight I played my last ever high school band concert.

    There were some mixed feelings. Sadness that it's over, happiness that I got to play with my best friends one last time. But mostly this huge pain in my leg from when I fell off a music stand. (They may look fun to sit on. They are not. Don't try it.)

    My director recognized all of us seniors and gave awards to some of the best. I was lucky enough to receive the John Philip Sousa award, along with my best friend Rachel! What an honor! I was complaining a couple weeks ago about how band kids never get trophies, and now I finally have one. AND it has a man with a mustache on it. Does it get better than that? I don't think so.


    xoxo Julia
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