The Big Year

I like the idea of “rewind Wednesday”, although this post was written before rewind was even an option. About a year ago I found a couple of papers that I had written for my senior high school English and creative writing classes over 50 years ago. Back then I did a lot more writing and I even wrote “real” letters and mailed them with envelopes and stamps. I still have some letters that were sent to me and they are some of my most treasured possessions. I decided to share this paper because it is about apprehension over endings and new beginnings….. This is unedited, exactly the way I wrote it.

Your senior year is supposed to be the most fun, but I am entering mine with mixed emotions. Right now, I don’t feel any different than I did last year or any of the years previous to that one. When I stop and think about it though, maybe I felt more “important” when I was in the eighth grade. That was my first year at Lee and I remember how big I felt.

Lee was a brand new school then, and I remember how awed I was. I was afraid of a couple of my teachers at first, but I got over that quickly, because after all, I was in high school; I was a “big kid” now. I met many new friends that year that I have kept all through high school.

In a way, I suppose I am rather scared of this year. I keep thinking that when it’s over I will be out of high school. I will be finished with twelve of the happiest years of my life and they will be gone forever. To make it worse, I haven’t really decided what to do next year.

On the other hand though, I have been looking forward to this year for twelve years and that makes it exciting. I want to make the most of it. I want to do everything I can to make this the most wonderful year of my life and one that I will remember forever.

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