Today I took my last final in high school. I am officially done. Over the last week I have spent a lot of time reminiscing over the last four years. I’ve had some low points, I’ll admit. But they don’t compare to all of the great memories, adventures, and moments that I have had. I consider myself pretty lucky.
During first month of freshman year, I formed a really strong group of friends. I’m leaving high school with that same group of friends. I can’t get any luckier than that. I went through high school with the most amazing friends. We all hung out every weekend. Whether it was having basement parties freshman year or car parties junior year, we were always together. I’ll admit, things weren’t always perfect between all of us. I have had my fair share of fights with everyone. But the fact that we are all still together at the end of our senior year is incredible.
High school was a remarkable experience. I accomplished so many things. Some experiences were not great, but I learned from them. I have always had a few regrets. I always thought that if I had the chance I would change them in a heartbeat. Things like arguments with friends and stupid “relationship” drama. I always told myself that those things I would change. But now that I have come to the end of the line, I have realized that I would never go back and change those things. I admit, they were mistakes. But I would never change them. I learned so much from those situations. I’m not happy that they happened, but I’m happy that I can learn from them. I guess I don’t regret these things anymore because towards the end of senior year everything started falling together again. That’s how I know everything happens for a reason.
Thank you to everyone who made my high school journey amazing. I’m so grateful for the people that I have met. I have formed incredible connections with a lot of people. I wish the best of luck to the Class of 2012, I know they will accomplish great things!