It's been 4 years since we graduated together. 4 years has changed us so much as people and we are very lucky to still have each other to talk to. It may not seem that long but believe me when I say this, it is especially when we hardly see one another.
Most relationships end after high school and only a small percentage last after that. We have all experienced many new things, been stabbed in the back by our old friends and have felt completely alone at one point or another. Seeing each other in the same setting as we sat when seniors in high school but doing different things is so odd but also so refreshing.
We are adults, grown, going to college, having adult jobs and real-life experiences. We are all 21 and able to freely drink and smoke as we please. We are all at a point in our lives we probably would have never guessed we'd be in, though understandably we would be.
Life is never how we plan but being able to come back together and celebrate our accomplishments as humans are always great. Some of us are graduating, some of us are in long-term relationships, some of us are moving away, and some of us... well, we are still here.
We are still in the same place we were when we graduated those 4 long years ago and you know what? That's okay. Because we are going to make it, we all will and if it doesn't seem like it then think positive.
Our lives are written out for us, and even if time seems to be going fast then try to slow down. Learn to cherish the memories as they are and as they were and not worry about what is ahead. Time will slow down as we begin to take in the lives we have and are able to enjoy it for what it is.
College, new jobs, transferring, traveling the world, internships, shitty relationships, losing touch with others. These are all things that happen when we leave our old high school lives behind. Don't grow up too fas though, adulthood is a trap kids.
We are expected to do so so much as adults, things we weren't taught as children and young adults. There are people who we graduated with that have children of their own, are engaged or married, or that live far away, doing amazing things we wouldn't have expected from them. Then there are the few that are still at home finishing college and trying to become something successful.
Flashback to 2015 and you'll notice that the lives we lived then are nowhere near the lives we expected to be living now and that is completely okay and valid.
4 years ago I can't say I'd be here in this position and that my life has changed so much and I have experienced so many things. But I can say that I always knew I'd have you all by my side in the end.