Man, I’ve been having this conversation with my friends for months. It usually starts with…
And I guess “wow” really encompasses how everything feels. There isn’t really a concrete emotion to describe it. It’s not wholly sadness or happiness, it’s way more complicated.
It has been very difficult during these past few weeks to come to terms with leaving. Since I returned from Hawaii, I’ve said more than two goodbyes per day, and there are more to come. It’s been pretty emotional at times, probably because I am sad that we will never live in the same “high school world” again. That phase in our lives is permanently over, and it’s time to move on. That’s hard to grasp because I love Arcadia so much… it is just difficult to know that I’m leaving almost everything behind.
That said, I’m excited to go to college and be in a new environment. I know I’ll learn and grow as both a student and a person. I know I’ll meet awesome people, and find my own niche at Princeton. I will be happy, which really is the most important thing.
I guess it’s time to move on to bigger and better things. As September 1 looms nearer and nearer, the sinking feeling of “goodbyes” numbs, and I am starting to realize that it never has to be an actual goodbye. And that makes me feel a better. I’ll definitely miss everything about high school and Arcadia, but I think I’m now ready for college.
Anyway, onto my thank yous…
Thank you to my friends for always being there for me. I couldn’t ask for better friends in my life- not only are you all a bedrock of support, but you each inspire me and push me to be a better person each day. And I can act as weird as I want around you guys and you’ll all act just as weird back :)
Thank you to my teachers for guiding me along the way in high school and getting me back on the right path when I veered in the wrong direction.
Thank you to my parents for the unconditional love and support. I obviously couldn’t achieve anything without you.
Sometimes, it’s hard to believe how fast we have grown up. I can’t believe I’m leaving for college this week…
Oh, be proud of me for FINALLY finishing the Senior Year Tumblr Challenge :P
Three more days until I fly east! I’m anxious, but excited… as always :)