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The Difference Between Then and Now: A High School to College Narrative

You either hear people say "high school are the best four years of your life" or you hear "college is the best four years of your life." I'm not sure who said that about high school, but they were dead wrong; at least in my case. High school was the absolute worst time of my life. There were so many struggles with education, social life, and even my home life. It didn't cease when I got to college, but it slowly got so much better. These last 4 year were definitely the best of my life. Graduating high school was 100% a joyful day because I was leaving behind a chapter of my life that I could not wait to close, and starting one I could not wait to start. Now here I am, closing another chapter, but this time I have so many mixed emotions I don't even know where to begin.


High school graduation

I feel like it was yesterday

Getting ready to put on my white cap and gown

To walk across the stage and celebrate with friends I didn't know didn't care about me

I remember crying but I'm not really sure why

I think it was more emotional because I was growing up and taking a big step forward

Taking a big step out of a school that gave me horrible memories

A town that destroyed my family

And people who were so toxic you would think it was a wasteland

Hearing my name being called

Walking across that stage

I knew I w