I remember when I was just starting 9th grade, my first year of high school. That year, I always thought, WOW, I still have 4 more years to go, when does school end? Now that I am in the second semester of 11th grade, and starting to prepare for college applications, I look back and think, where did time go? Ever since I was in 9th grade, I felt that time has gone by so fast that to me it’s unbelievable. In my head, I stayed in 9th grade and I still see myself as a 9th grader because I just can’t accept the fact that time is just flying by.
This thought of time leaves me nostalgic, because the fact that in a year and a half I will be off to college and far away from my family, means that I am leaving a whole life behind. I am leaving my country behind, where I was born and where I lived ever since. All of these thoughts just make me realize how I need to appreciate the time spent in my home, my country, and with my family.
Enough talking about how it makes me sad to think that sooner or later I will have to leave. This is also a new opportunity. As they say “one door closes but another door opens” this thought is also exciting because you have the opportunity to liven in a new environment, make new friends, get to know new teachers, you get to know a different culture, a different city, different habits, it’s just a world of new things you will experience. And while this thought of time flying by makes me nostalgic, at the same time it excites me and it makes me feel grateful for the life I have right now as well as for the opportunities that lay ahead of me.