Wow, it’s been a while. I haven’t posted anything in half a year according to the date stamps on these things. I guess I’ve been pretty busy since then. I mean, it says the last time I posted anything was in February.
March was spring break, the musical and Easter, so I was pretty busy. I remember having a lot of time off in March due to all of this stuff and we ended up only being in school for about two weeks of that entire month.
April was spent preparing for our long-awaited trip to Washington D.C, which we left for in May (details on that soon.) I can’t really remember much of anything specific, but I do remember spending a lot of time at different band practices, such as jazz band, marching band, band fest and Silver C’s, which is the community band I play in. I also recall having a meeting about the D.C trip before we went on it, which took place on April 16th.
May was of course, our D.C trip, which I had a blast on. Below this paragraph I have included one of the only pictures I got with my best friend, Bailey. She got sick the night we got there and I felt so bad for her. I stayed by her side almost the entire time and took care of her. Despite the trip not turning out like either of us had planned, we both ended up having a good time.
Of course, after that were the last few weeks of my high school career and they were hard because I knew I was going to miss everyone. I performed in my last ever band concert. All of my goodbyes were said, although I never did say goodbye to some people but rather, “see you later.” Honestly, now that I look back, I am glad that I don’t talk to most of the kids I graduated with. Almost none of them liked me and it’s just nice to have a new start with some different kids who actually gave me a chance.
Anyway, to kick off the summer, I picked up Chex and Dan, two of my friends and spent the day with them. We went out to the mall and did some shopping and just had a good time. It was definitely a good time! After a few days, I went to see Bailey and the two of us spent some time together. We took a trip to Kennywood, went to the Indie Music Festival and even went on a 12 or so mile bike ride. Here’s a picture from our trip to Kennywood.
Sadly, after that, Bailey left for a month long vacation. Meanwhile, most of July was spent planning for my graduation party, which was on July 20th. That happened to be the day Bailey came home from her vacation. She did not make it to my party, but the two of us spent some time together when she came home.
As August came around, I spent it preparing for college. I went to visit my high school’s band camp for the day on my 18th birthday and it was great to see everyone again. That night, I celebrated with Bailey. I guess I did some other things too, like went to an amusement park with some of my family friends and went to my own band camp. I keep forgetting some of what I did because it feels like it was all such a long time ago. I spent the last day of summer with Bailey in my swimming pool. We had a good time. It was sort of…weird for a lack of a better word knowing that it was the end of the summer and that everything was going to change.
However, somehow, I summoned all my bravery and I did it. I went to college. It’s actually nice not to have to be in school for 8 hours at a time for 5 days a week. This doesn’t make up for the fact that I still miss all my high school band friends and how everything was last year. In fact, I miss it more than anything and I would give anything to have it back. This isn’t to say that I don’t mind my college life though. I do enjoy having the fresh start with all new kids since no one I graduated with liked me.
To conclude this post, I would like to say that I have come to a realization. I was so afraid of losing touch with some of my high school buddies, but the ones who matter were there for me all along. I couldn’t be more thankful for these real friends and I’m looking forward to many more years of adventures together. I can’t wait to share all my college experiences with them and in turn, they of course will tell me all about their high school ones.