Senior Column: A reflection on the last four years

Helena Buttke, Co-Editor-In-Chief

As I get closer and closer to my last day of high school, there are many things that other seniors and I can reflect on. I would have never thought that I would say the phrase “high school goes by so fast,” yet here we are.

It is crazy to think that in 2017 I had started high school. What seemed like yesterday is now four years ago. Those first day jitters and nerves are like no other. I remember planning out my outfit the night before the first day of school. I wore my favorite Hollister jeans and white Converse thinking I looked so cool. 

After being at the top this last year, next fall I will be a clueless freshman all over again. All of those nerves and excitement from starting high school will come back, yet will be 10 times more as I will be on my own for the first time.

Reflecting back on the last four years, there were a lot of experiences that I would give anything to do it again for the first time. Things like going to my first football game, homecoming parade and school dances are events that as a senior I did not get to experience one last time.

There are often times when I say the phrase “I can’t wait to graduate,” but in reality, it is very scary to start this new chapter in my life. As each year goes by, the anticipation to graduate grows and grows. It feels like yesterday I wrote that letter to my future self in Mrs. Femali’s Freshman English class.

Planning out the future as a freshman or sophomore can be scary because I know that I had no idea what I wanted to do. You may feel like you are running out of time when it comes to applying for college and going on tours. I put off touring colleges as much as I could because I was afraid of this next big step in my life.

The countdown to graduation is closer and more anticipated than ever. I know for myself and possibly others that leaving high school and Berlin seems like a dream come true. Before you know it, you will be the next one walking across the stage and you will ask yourself the same question I ask myself now, where did time go?