So I wanted to talk about the transition from high school to wherever you end up next, in my case, university. I was always excited to start this new chapter in my life but at the same time I didn’t want to leave my comfort zone. As you grow, you make friends and some of those friends are for life. It’s a big jump from seeing your friends everyday to seeing them once a month or even two months.
I love my friends, to the point that I probably couldn’t live without them. They really do help lift your spirit if you’re feeling down and if you want to hang out, they are there.
So, I guess that’s where it is hard. After high school, everybody disperses into the world. As I previously said, you can do anything after secondary school. One of my friends is on a gap year doing work experience in Malawi; others are at university in a different city and some have even started to work.
I am glad that I still have some of my friends who are staying in Edinburgh, I honestly don’t think I could have started this new chapter without having a familiar face around, excluding my family, of course.
That doesn’t go to say that I haven’t made any new friends at uni. You are always going to make new friends, whether that’s at school, uni, work or even clubs; it’s just part of life.
What I really wanted to say is that it’s sad that we don’t get to see our friends as often as we’d like but I know that they are still there for me and vice versa. So in the end that’s all that matters.
“Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are there.” – old saying