Let's walk down memory lane! Well, I take it back. It is only a lane that goes 4 days back (at most). But these past few days have been full of nothing less than wonderful memories that I will cherish forever.
If you haven't been up to date with my extensive Instagram and Facebook feed, let me fill you in. This past week I lived my life in Seattle for the NSPA Journalism Convention. But of course, the convention only takes up so much of a day, and that time when my two great friends and I had free time is the time when the best memories are made.
After a day of long emails, a hard test or getting rejected, happiness can be hard to grasp. The little things, most of the time, can add up to make even a hard day a good one, but when the small bits of happiness cannot give you what you need, just remember:
The definition of high school is my mind is a place to learn, grow, make friends and have fun. You have homework, responsibility and are expected to begin to live like an adult. This involves making good choices, staying out of trouble and setting your priorities straight. But after a long summer, I am beginning to believe that I am alone in this thought.
This summer, the feed of my snapchat story showed half of my friends at a party, wasted while holding red solo cups and laughing. Instagram had pictures of students while they were high, apparently having a blast.
After taking driver's ed, I thought I knew everything there was to know about driving and taking care of a car. I kept my car clean, I drove the speed limit and I always made full stops at stop signs. My car was in perfect condition, and even went through a mental checklist when parked about locking the doors, turning off the lights and closing the windows. How could anything ever go wrong?
One night, I was at school late. Around 7 PM, it starting pouring down rain. Thunder was crashing, and a thought popped into my mind at lightning speed. I had left my sky roof open.