Seniors give final goodbye to Revere Monday, June 04, 2012 By Emma Harding
Au revoir. Auf Wiedersehen. Arrivederci. Adiós. Goodbye. No matter how you phrase it, saying goodbye is something we all have to do at one point in our lives. Soon, I will be graduating from this high school, leaving me with just over three months until I leave for college. This means the inevitable will come; I am going to have to say that two syllable word to my friends and family; I am not just saying goodbye to my friends in my graduating class, but also to my younger friends and the school itself. The thought alone makes me a little melancholy and nostalgic. All of my friends are going to different colleges than I, and I cannot help but wonder if our friendships will ever really be the same as they are now. I feel as though the answer is almost certainly no, but that does not necessarily mean that it is a bad thing. It may actually turn out to be the best thing for most of us. I am not trying to make anyone sad with this. When you think about it, it is extremely strange that high school is over for good because there is no going back; we only can go forward into the next era of our lives. So yes, it is sad to think that we are going to have to say goodbye to people we have known for a long time, but is it not also exhilarating to imagine all the times we are going to have in the future? It does not matter what your post-high school plans may entail because we will all form new memories with new people in the years to come. We are ultimately going to branch out and leave this little bubble we have been in for the last seventeen or eighteen years. As many parents say, it is the next chapter of our lives, and I, for one, want to make these next four years of college the best yet, however cheesy that may sound. With that, comes the fact that I do have to let go most of my life here in Richfield, Ohio. I have to move on and say goodbye. We all do. So peace out Revere, it has been a good ride.