Over ten years ago, I wrote a speech for my high school graduation. I thought it would be interesting have it kickstart this blog, which has been in the making for almost six years now. I have not watched myself give this speech in a very long time and instead of suffering through the cringeworthy experience of watching my 18-year-old, thumb-ring-wearing self in order to transcribe what I actually said, I decided to include an updated version of the original text. Aside from reducing the ridiculous number of ellipsis I presumably used to indicate pauses, the revision below is pretty faithful to what I actually said in the ceremony.