Love Out Loud: Moving On

Change is inevitable. Sometimes, change doesn’t treat you well but other times, it’s one of the best things that will happen in your life. But we are constantly changing, so even if we think we are the same person as we were a couple of months ago, we really aren’t. We’ve learned different things and have gone through different experiences as well as aged a little bit.

As a high school graduate, I think it’s important for me to address all the things that are going to be changing in my life and finally say farewell. I’m moving on from this part of my life and continuing on with the path that is supposed to be laid out for me, even though it’s still weird for me to say that I graduated already.

I don’t know how I should be feeling about this change. I’ve felt a lot of happiness and yet a lot of sadness. I’m happy to finally be over with high school and to get to start a new chapter in my life. But I’m also kind of sad because I’m going to miss the people and places where I’ve made lots of memories over the years. When I leave for college, this will probably one of the biggest changes in my life, especially because I’m leaving my hometown, my family, and a lot of memories.

But since we are at the end, I’d like to say goodbye. It’s the end of a part of my life that I will cherish forever, but this just marks a new beginning, just like when I first joined The Wave. But as time winds down, it feels a bit saddening to know that everything I experienced in this city will have to come to a halt until I return.

So to commemorate all these memories, I’ve decided to share a few photos that I’ve taken around the city or just overall memories that I’ve made in the last year.

Captured this photo of SF Bay from inside the Exploratorium!
A failed attempt to watch the sunrise on this cloudy day at Twin Peaks but this day was still very eventful!
Watching (a successful) sunrise from the Marin Headlands!
Just a shot of what you can expect to see from the Moraga Steps!
Another view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point
While wandering around the Golden Gate Park, stumbled upon Elk Glen Lake
Golden Gate Park is full of views, even when you look up!
One of the few times that the fog actually cleared up before the afternoon!
Enjoyed a picnic on one of the few hot days of summer at Mission Dolores Park
Of course, I had to include the infamous Karl the Fog
One of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen on the summer solstice
Now, onto the next adventure! (Photo credit: Heidi Tang)

And with that, this marks the end of my cycle here at The Wave. I’m so thankful for having the opportunity to run my column and I hope you guys were able to learn something here, because I sure did! Also, thanks for keeping up with this column of mine, it really warms my heart. Thanks for everything, lots of love to you guys!