Was The Revolution Neccessary Essay, Research Paper
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
Somewhere between the procrastination
And the homework
And the incessant forwards
And the new friendships
And the nasty dorm food
And the calls home complaining about roommates & boyfriends…
Somewhere between the phone calls to old friends
And the “I miss you’s”
And the “I love you’s”
And the “I can’t wait to see you again’s”…
And somewhere between all of the changing & growing…
And somewhere between the classes
And the skipping classes
And the studying for tests
And the pretending to study for tests
And the downright not studying for tests…
I forgot what it was like to be in high school.
I forgot what it meant to cry.
I forgot that pretending to be happy doesn’t make you happy
And that pretending to be smart doesn’t make you smart.
I forgot that you can’t just forget the past.
I forgot that you can’t control falling in love
And that you can’t make yourself fall in love.
I learned that I can love.
I learned that good food doesn’t really seem great until you can’t have it anymore
And I learned that even I would grow to love soup, and macaroni & cheese.
I noticed that I get along better with my mother now than I ever did before and that wasn’t because she changed, but because I changed.
I learned that going to college means making choices
And that making choices can get you into trouble.
I learned that it’s okay to mess up
And it’s okay to ask for help
And it’s okay to feel like crap.
I learned that sometimes the things you want most you just can’t have.
I learned that the greatest thing about college isn’t the parties
Or the drinking
Or the guys…
It’s the chances.
Taking the chances
And then making the most of them.
I learned that sometimes the things we want to forget are the things which we most need to talk about.
I learned that once you get to college,
Things don’t automatically get better…
It’s what you make of them.
I learned that letters from friends are the most important thing
And that sending cards to your friends makes you feel better.
I just learned that my friends,
Both old and new,
Are the most important people to me in the world
And without them,
I wouldn’t be who I am today.
So this is a thank you to all of my friends
For always being there
And I love you.