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.

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

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