High school is the time when you find out who you are, what interests you, how you want to spend the rest of your life, and how you differ from every other person. In this time, you make many relationships, whether it be with classmates, teammates, teachers or coaches. However, we only call a small number of these people our friends – who help us through our highschool career and the stresses of growing up and becoming an adult. Our friends teach us lessons, talk us through tough situations, and no matter what, they love us for who we are. They make us laugh when we want to cry, or more often, make us cry laughing. They make us happy, occasionally sad and angry, but all in all we never want to have to say goodbye to them.
Unfortunately, as senior year begins to end, we start realizing that soon we aren’t going to see our friends everyday anymore. We hope we will keep in touch with them, but we never know if we actually will. However, whether friends stay in touch after high school or drift apart, one thing remains the same- we will never forget about these people and they will be in our hearts forever.
This idea is what helped me choose the quote, “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends wil leave footprints in your heart,” by Eleanor Roosevelt, as my senior quote at the beginning of the year. This quote struck me and made me realize all the great friends I would be leaving after I graduate high school. Whether they already graduated, are graduating with me, or after me, I can proudly say that they have “left footprints in my heart.”