By Camry Jones — Okoboji High School
No, this is not a Drake song. This is going to be about how I am really feeling and how things have been going.
I miss my friends.
More specifically, I miss my friends at school. I miss all of the dumb stuff we did together and all of the laughs we had. I miss being able to go into the office and bother Kizze and eat all of her candy. I miss being able to sit in my swivel chair and edit videos in the digital media room. I miss being able to walk into Mrs. White's room and talk to her about ANYTHING. I miss showing up to No Boundaries every day and, no matter what mood you were in, it was changed because Mrs. Frerichs was there for you. I miss passing all of the underclassmen in the hallways as they SPRINTED to class. I wish I could have made more memories for a couple of months with the people I loved.
At the beginning of this mess, I was in denial that I was upset. I would say that I was happy school was out and that I get to go on with the rest of my life — but that's not the case. It shouldn’t have ended like this. I came to realize my real feelings when I was doing my college orientation this past week — online. I am attending DMACC in the fall and playing basketball. My teammates and I were looking forward to orientation day because it was the day we all got the chance to meet each other.
I have started to realize that this is something that we are going to talk about for a lifetime. When my children graduate or have their senior prom THIS is something we will talk about. Not taking what you have for granted. Loving and living life because you never know what the next obstacle is.