Today I turn 19 which is pretty scary…. one more year and I’m in my 20’s.
It’s pretty crazy how much I’ve grown in one year and if you’ve been through 18 then you know what I’m talking about and if you aren’t 18 yet brace yourself.
Being 18 was a learning experience for me…
I went to prom
I thought I fell in love
I said goodbye to theatre and my last play
I graduated high school
I went through my last year of camp
I went to taping of a reality tv show
I lost a best friend I thought would always be there for me
I said goodbye to my best friend moving out of the state
I joined a Living Learning Community
I went to college
I said goodbye to people in high school I didn’t realize I wouldn’t keep up with
I went to my first college football game
I learned to appreciate my hometown and family at school
I moved in with someone new
I slept over my class
I finished my first semester
I fell in love with my hometown over winter break
I got reminded of what boys to stay away from
I reached out to more people
I went out to a party
I ‘participated’ (reference to Perks)
I made a lot more friends
I made it through a psycho friend experience
I wrote plenty of music
I had one or two of my ‘bad’ nights out
I learned from it
And now I’m sitting in the music library writing this right now. I have made so many experiences. The biggest one for me is graduating high school and going to college.
There is so much more that I can’t put to words (and I can’t admit to hahah.) I feel you learn to grow up. You’re making friends, you leave high school, it’s a different world.
So, saying goodbye to 18 is bittersweet.
I still miss being in high school and not being out on my own. I’ll miss being a freshman, and still being young enough to be counted for youth events.
When you’re 18, you’re doing new things and you will make mistakes. People will learn not to like you. You know what I say? Don’t worry about it, you’re 18 for crying out loud! Live it up, be wreckless, and participate especially if you go to college make the memories that count.
No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.
We remember the nights we don’t remember. The ones we stay up for the night with people we love. For they were the best.