Walking on to a college campus for the first time, your world changes. At first, you might love it or absolutely hate it. Personally, I wasn't a fan at first, but now I could not imagine my life being any different. I have gained so many new friends and have learned so many things I wouldn't have learned otherwise.
Despite the fun times I have had in college, I loved high school so much. I loved the teachers, friends, and the small town my school was in. My entire class in high school was my family, I will always love them, and I knew everyone.
The amazing thing about high school is you see the same people all day, every day. You create friendships with so many more people because you are always seeing each other. You also tend to bond more when surrounded by familiar faces for four years.
The events in high school stay with you forever. I was in almost every club and a band kid. My junior and senior year, I became a majorette. Special occasions like homecoming and prom are the most heartwarming events you will ever have.
You remember seeing your friends in beautiful dresses or looking handsome in their annual tuxedo. You reminisce on cheesy homecoming themes, and the times you answered something stupid in class.
Unfortunately, you come to miss high school so much. You never have to stay up late studying and you have so much more free time even if you are in extracurricular activities. You don't completely live off coffee, and your parents get to cook dinner most nights (or if you are lucky like me, every night).
The worst thing about coming to college is that the underclassmen friends that you had moved on. All through senior year, they tell you how much they will miss you, but they will soon forget you. The cycle never ends. Sadly, it will always be this way, but I promise, better friends are to come.
I also miss my teachers dearly. The band director of my junior year was my best friend, my English teacher was like my sister, and my history teacher was a second mom to me. Teachers in high school care for you so much more than professors and that is just the unfortunate truth.
The things I miss the most about high school are my friends. Nicole, Madison, and Hannah are my rock, my gal pals for life, and doing anything without them is so hard. I love them with all my heart and I love watching them grow up. I know they are going to do amazing things.
With all that being said, I truly do miss high school so much. But I know I have big adventures coming.