It's my last full week of the semester. I have two days next week and then three days after Thanksgiving and finals. This semester has flown by. I can't believe it's already November. Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away and Christmas, a little more than a month. I am so ready to be home. I am so ready to see my family and my boyfriend and my pups and my friends.

But today, instead of writing my 5-8 page paper or studying for my two tests, I decided to relive my senior year through pictures. One of my best friends from high school, documented everything from senior year. There were 15 albums on Facebook and I went through each one. All the memories came flooding back. HS Windy Gap, MS Windy Gap where we put on a carnival for the youngins, Lazy Five with my besties, corn maze, picnics, pictionary, homecoming week that included a life-size knight pinata, tailgating, giving a scooter away, basketball games, spirit week, black lights in the hall, cheerleading, prom, game nights, the beach. I could seriously go on and on and on. My senior year of high school was the best year I could ever ask for.

People build up college like it is the most incredible thing ever and high school is just this lame time in your life that you'll soon forget. I know I've only been a college student for 3 months, but I don't feel that way at all. I was blessed to be a part of an amazing high school. The friendships I built there will not be forgotten. It shaped me in so many ways and I will always be grateful for those 4 years. I'm sure that as I go on in my college career, the memories of high school will fade and become dull to the ones I'm making here. Which is fine, I'm excited for a new chapter, but I will remember how grateful I was for high school.

And those of you who are reading this and are in high school, especially seniors, DONT WASTE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL YEARS. Don't be looking forward to college so much that you miss everything happening around you right now. It flies by so fast, I can still remember my first day of freshman year. It feels just like yesterday. I cannot believe how fast my how school years went, and I know that my college years will go by just as fast, if not faster. I want to enjoy every moment of it, but often times I fall into the trap of daydreaming about my future. What my job will be. Who I will marry. How many kids I'll have. Where I will live. The questions go on and on. But I pull myself from that thinking and tell myself to just enjoy right now, enjoy the present-it slips away too fast and you'll do almost anything to get to back.

In the words of Trace Adkins, "You're gonna miss this. You're gonna want this back. You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast. These are some good times, so take a good look around. You may not know it now, but you're gonna miss this."


  1. Looking forward to spending time with my baby girl


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