The Importance Of My Happiest Experience In High School

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The long, unhappy buildup to my happiest experience began many years ago, when I first started school. Even on my very first day of kindergarten, it was already clear to me that going to school wasn’t going to be something that I enjoyed. I was very shy and withdrawn, and the other kids weren’t at all interested in being friends with me. They never seemed to like me as much as they all liked each other, despite my efforts to try and fit in. The kids in my class didn’t see my quiet nature as shyness, but rather as something strange, which made me someone to avoid. I was often picked on and felt excluded, and even though I always had a close friend through all thirteen years of school, I always felt as though I wasn’t fitting in like I should …show more content…
I was really nervous that day because I had never met anyone from my graduating class. Once I got there, though, my nerves settled and I was ready to finalize the end of my high school career. Due to my last name, I was the first one to walk, and to receive my diploma. Both of these events are very blurry memories to me, because they were over so quickly. Walking at graduation felt so surreal, it was over before I could even really process what it meant. The moment all high school students wait for, walking across the stage to grab their diploma, lasted only a brief moment. All of the congratulations and pride from my parents only added to the joy I was feeling. I think graduation is bittersweet for everyone, even for me, who was so happy for high school to be over. Graduation is a huge milestone in life, and it marks the end of your childhood. Once the reality set in that high school was over, I felt a bit panicked. I was going to be 18 very soon, and I would be moving away from home and going to …show more content…
Getting to meet so many new people and have so many new opportunities has been amazing. Since moving here I definitely feel like a happier person. It wasn’t nearly as exciting as what I built it up to be, but it was still very important to me. I could finally leave what gave me such stress and anxiety, and move on to what I had always wanted to do, which was go to college. All of the hard work I put in in high school finally paid off more than I thought it would. I’m now at UMF, the college I always wanted to go to. I’ve grown so much since that first year of high school, and I’ve accomplished so many things that I never thought I was capable of. I wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self how happy I am now. Fourteen year old me would have never guessed that I not only graduated high school with honors, but I’m also at my dream school with my first job. Friends and family bring a lot of happiness, but reaching goals and making yourself proud can bring a lot of joy also. Accomplishing things you never thought you could is one of the best things you can experience. You feel so much pride for yourself and all that you’ve done. I’m learning that I’m capable of whatever I put my mind to, and to not doubt myself or my

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