Last week I went to Steveston-London secondary's annual Breakfast with Santa.
For those of you who don't know, Breakfast with Santa is a fun, festive tradition meant to get students and staff into the holiday spirit.
Former students and alumni members are also invited to take part in eating breakfast and taking pictures with Santa.
This was the first time I entered the school since graduating months prior.
Walking down the halls and into the gym for breakfast was so familiar - yet so different.
It was nice to be able to catch up with former teachers and update them on how my new life as a post-secondary student was going. It was also interesting to see former classmates and to hear about their various adventures in the few short months after graduation.
Being back at Steveston- London bought some mixed feelings. On one hand, it almost felt as if I never left. Everything seemed so familiar and so much the same.
On the other hand, looking at all the present students and new additions to the school, made high school seem like it was so far away - like another lifetime.
With new goals and new priorities in mind and a semester of post-secondary under my belt, the day-to-day life of high school seemed so distant.
Attending Steveston-London's annual Breakfast with Santa helped bring warm greetings to the holiday season. At the same time, it reminder me that a new chapter in my life had started.