The ride is over, and I'm actually sad to get off

Sabrina Patsolic, News Editor

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 As I began to write this, I realized that there were only 13 days left until I was forever done with high school. I’m totally ready for college and taking on the real world, but I admit I will miss high school…wait what?

    I laugh as I admit that because it’s hard for myself to believe the statement even came across my mind. To be frank, my first two years of high school were terrible, and not just I-was-so-awkward and chemistry-took-my-soul-away terrible. I was diagnosed with clinical depression the summer before freshman year. Before then, I was the extrovert that never shut up and was friends with everyone. Depression took a chunk of my self-confidence and threw it away, leaving me to be with a desire to be alone and introverted.
    I lost all motivation, my grades plummeted and I wasn’t eating. In a nutshell, it was really crappy. Anyway, I’m not sharing my story for sympathy, and I’m totally comfortable with sharing it, because I know I’m not the only one, and I made it through. I didn’t want this to be negative, so I want to move on to the light-hearted part and take a moment to thank a few of the people who got me through. Thank you to my friends and past friends: without them, I wouldn’t have learned who I am and exactly what I’m worth. Thanks to my family, who will be reading this, for being there for me when I was a massive, blubbering wreck.
     Most importantly, thank you to Mrs. Jessica Stiffler (also known as Stiffbawss): she listened to me the few times I did expose how I was feeling (I’m not very good at that), put up with many late papers, motivated me and really helped me find my voice and who I am. I’m grateful I was lucky enough to have her for a majority of my years at Hudson High School, and I know I’m not the only one she’s affected in a positive way. It’s rare that a high school teacher actually leaves a lasting impression and makes you miss their class when you’ve moved on to college, and Stiffler did just that, I can confidently say, for all her students.
    I really found myself this year, and I really couldn’t have done it without my friends, family and an amazing person like Stiffbawss. I’ve come so far since my first day of freshman year, and now, as a senior, I’m ready to take on the world. If there’s a new place for me in the world, I’m pretty sure it includes the letters C, E and O. I’m attending Kent State University in the fall, I’m majoring in Fashion Merchandising, and from there, I plan to be the head of my own cosmetics company. Congratulations, class of 2015 and good luck! As for the rest of you, don’t worry, if I can do it, you can too!  xoxo Sabrina
 

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2015-05-19 08:10:23

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