I have attended the same school all of my life. I have known the same faculty and students since I was two years of age. In a couple weeks, a big change will occur in my life. I will no longer be attending the school that I have always considered home.
I have been experiencing a rush of different feelings since my time at school has ended. There have been days of pure excitement for what’s to come, but there have also been days of uncontrollable nervousness. I think about having to become accustomed to new teachers in a completely new setting.
Thankfully, I have a group of friends—that are practically family at this point—that will be making this transition with me. In a way, we all act as a support system for one another in this time of change. When I speak to them, I notice that each and every one of them is going through the same feelings as me.
This gives me a sense of comfort to know that I have an amazing group of people that understand my feelings, and although similar to their own, they do their best to make me feel better. To be honest, I don’t know if I would be able to do it without them. I’ve noticed how much I value the relationships I’ve made throughout these past few years. This made me look back at other big events in my life, and I realized that the same group of people have always been there supporting me. They are the people that I know I can always confide in.
Just as I know that I am not alone when it comes to events going on in my life, I want others to know that they aren’t alone in theirs. Someone is experiencing the same joy, sadness, and difficulties as you. Whatever obstacle you face, know that you aren’t alone, and that you are going to make it through!