High school can be a daunting time for anyone. High school is filled with difficult times like losing friends, unnecessary drama, dumb essays on "The Great Gatsby" and more. For me, high school was the worst four years of my life. Freshman year my friends treated me awful and used me. Eventually, they stopped talking to me as a whole and I was lonely. I spent all my weekends alone. My parents went out more than I did. This was an unpleasant time in my life.

I always wondered when my life would get better, or when I would find real friends. Eventually, my life did get better and I made the best friends I could ever ask for. How you ask? One word, college! Once I got to college my life changed for the better. I found my real lifelong friends. Thank you, Alex, Addi, and Kait for being the best friends I could ever ask for. College is way better than high school. College is a fresh start so take it and do with it as you please.

Most colleges offer a boatload of clubs and activities which is perfect for branching out and meeting new people. My college has over 100 different clubs and organizations so there is something for everyone. Also in college, you can finally stop learning about mx+b and learn about what you are interested in. If you like art you can take more art classes, if you like science you can take more labs, if you like English you can take more writing classes.

Ultimately college is a wonderful place because it offers way more freedom than high school did. In college, you get to decide how you want to live life. If you want to go out and party you can, if you want to stay in and watch Netflix you can do that too. My high school experience was very bad but when I got to college things turned around and it can turn around for you too!