I’ve been having the high school feels recently. It’s because my friends still in high school–seniors now, though when I was in school they were freshmen–are on their big senior trip, and it feels like I was there yesterday. It’s so nice to see them having fun in their Facebook photos, but God, I miss it.
I was determined not to miss high school. I don’t, really. There was a lot I didn’t like. I guess mostly what I miss is the sense of community. My college doesn’t have any school pride, and my major is so big no one hangs out together.
I miss being part of an orchestra. That’s really it. A team. A group of people who may not all be the best of friends, but who support each other because that’s what you do on a team. It’s cheesy…but true. And I miss it.
How do you have a community as an adult? I feel like there’s no time for it. I don’t have the talent to join an adult orchestra, nor the time to practice. How do adults have time to do anything fun?
Maybe it’s just practice. Maybe that’s what family life will be–the sense of community I’m missing. I guess I won’t know until I get there.
I hope they’re having the times of their lives.
I am glad that college isn’t a total drag, though. I’m allowed to miss high school a little sometimes, just like I’m allowed to long for the future now and then, as long as I don’t forget the present.