Senior Goodbye: The season comes to an end

‘Well this is my story and high school has been the biggest and best season of my life so far.’

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“I’m about to leave behind one of the greatest parts of my life and take the first step into adulthood.” Courtesy of Christopher Bland.

I have no clue what to say. No, seriously, I am terrible at explaining things, ask anyone and they will agree.

I’ll try to explain this the best way I can, with a little bit of Christopher Bland flare.

Every book, TV show and movie has a main character, and each main character has a story. They always have a life-changing moment or event that shapes them into who they are or who they will become. Well this is my story and high school has been the biggest and best season of my life so far.

I can say, with no doubt in my mind, high school hasn’t been all sunshine and roses, but the people I’ve met, the friends I’ve made and the experiences I’ve had, I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Everyone who has been involved in my life has contributed to my character development in some way and I couldn’t be more thankful. I went from an anime-loving, goofy, naive kid with an expansive mind and no boundaries to an anime-loving, goofy, somewhat mature young adult. 

Now this really wouldn’t be a goodbye if I didn’t say a few words to the ones who made my high school years the most memorable.

To the most awesome friends ever: I knew each of you individually in middle school but we didn’t really keep in touch because I moved classes. I had no idea  later you guys would get to know each other and form a friend group. When I saw you guys in an anime club laughing and having fun, I said to myself ‘I wanna be a part of that.’ I’m still surprised it actually happened and I’m glad it did because the late night Skype calls we had where we did nothing but play games and talk were some of my best memories of high school. You guys became some of the closest people to me and I’m so glad to have met y’all.

To the dream I couldn’t make a reality: Oh man where do I start? It’s nice being an optimist and all but sometimes you have to face reality. I chased you for this entire season and while there were plenty of good times where I was immersed in bliss, there were surplus bad times that sent my mind into a pot of chaos. Being honest, it sucks I couldn’t make you a reality. But even though I couldn’t, I’m happy with where I’ve ended up now. You will always be a dream I hold near and dear to my heart and that won’t change no matter what.

To the legend himself, Abbas Alazawi: Dude, I can’t even remember how we met. All I know is you showed up to where we sat one day. You started to slowly tip-toe your way into our friend group and before long you were up on a Skype call with us at 2 a.m. playing video games. You stuck with me through the randomness of my emotions for four years. Throughout it all we both went through a similar but different type of wringer and have emerged as stronger people. You never once told me to ‘shut up about it’ or to ‘go away,’ you listened and for that I couldn’t be more thankful. You have become someone irreplaceable to me and I think of you as family. Even though we both get on each other’s nerves sometimes, we still manage to laugh it off in the end. I love you, bro, I couldn’t ask for a better friend than you. Guh. Guh. I can’t forget to mention that without you this season would’ve been stuck at its climax for way longer.

And now I have a message for the future gamer Farharians of high school: FarHar isn’t gamer friendly. Nonetheless, you must persevere. Keep the gamer spirit Joel Cortes, Abbas Alazawi and I brought alive. If you have to nag Binkham, then do it. I have high hopes for all of you and I will pray for your success. Good game gamers. Also, make a gamer column part 2, that would be POG.

The more I think about graduating, the more unreal it feels. I’m about to leave behind one of the greatest parts of my life and take the first step into adulthood. When I started typing this I thought I was going to be able to bust this out with no problem, that is until a flood of tears started to run down my face.

Anyways, it seems the studio is running low on funds right now so it’ll be some time until season two begins. Well, until next time, see ya later.