How do you say goodbye?


As you all know, this past year I moved my life to Massachusetts and ventured out of my comfort zone to try something new. I was escaping a small conservative town in which I felt that I was being limited. I came into a world unknown and, while it took some adjusting to, I couldn’t have been happier with all of the experiences that I have gained this year. I learned how to stand up for what I believe in, experienced cultures that are not represented in my home town, and made connections with people from all over the world who have the same goal in life: to make a change in the world. I made friends that I will keep for forever and ever and even met my twin separated at birth.

However, while being so far away from home I came to appreciate everything that made my small town “home”. I miss walking into the supermarket and knowing all of the smiling faces in the aisles. I miss sunny afternoons in the park and dancing in the warm North Carolina rain showers. I miss snow that doesn’t last for three months and flowers that bloom before May 1st. I miss coming home from school and telling my mom how my day went. I miss those country rednecks and weird band kids.

We always say that we want what we don’t have, and I think that applies perfectly to me in this situation. I came to Miss Hall’s to search for a part of me that was missing, and I think that I found it. As I depart Miss Hall’s on the first of June, I will depart with a more positive outlook on life and a stronger character than the girl who drove up to this school nine months ago. I can honestly say without a doubt in my mind that Miss Hall’s has changed me for the better. Going back to North Carolina for my senior year of high school was a hard decision to make, and I spent many months weighing my options. In these last few weeks, I have decided that I truly am going to miss this place and all of the people in it. If I write anymore I might just break out in sobs and look like a wicked mess, so enjoy some pictures.

First Blue/Gold event. Go BLUE!!!
First dance with Jasmin and Astrid 🙂
JV Soccer game. #21 and center defense!
These ladies make me happy! Goofballs unite!
Baby chicks at Hancock!
Formal dinner with my Homie-G, Jasmin
Andy & Kozza & Jason & Me!
Sunrise in Sedona, Arizona on first long weekend. Blissful memories!
Hancock Shaker Village on a foggy morning.
Happy Halloween from Oompa Loompa, Pippy, and Zombie Jeongmi!
Art and Photo fieldtrip!
Downtown Hudson! Beautiful.
Formal dinner wit my other half, Hannah.
ISA Performance and Dinner!
Mass MoCA on Free Day!

Jazz and Rock night!
Am I Elsa? Snow inside my windows!
And the obsession with Fro-Yo begins!
Sledding with my main squeezes.
The babies have arrived at Hancock Shaker Village!
Sandra attempting to be “Tumblr”
Blue/Gold mega TWISTER!
Blue/Gold dodgeball.
Print making in North Adams
Praying to the AP Chem gods. Gotta love my best Chemistry Chumm!
This crazy concoction is what happens after spending three class periods on a lab!
Prom with the girlies! In the words of Jasmin “We went to prom?!?!?!”

I can honestly not stress enough the good that Miss Hall’s did for me. If anyone out there is thinking about changing schools, I recommend that you go for it. You never know how it will change your life and make you appreciate all of the little things. I can’t believe it is coming to an end and it is going to be so hard to say goodbye to these girls in 11 days. Thank you for making a footprint on my heart, you will stay there forever.



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