My high school career began and ended in what felt like a matter of minutes. All through high school, I only imagined how I would be feeling when I stepped out of Palisade High School for the very last time. Throughout these four years, I had felt a lot of anxiety about graduating from high school. I did not think that graduation would come fast enough, but now that graduation has finally come and gone, I cannot believe that it came so fast. I remember my first days of high school like it was yesterday. I was so ready to experience all the new and exciting things that awaited me when I walked into the halls of Fruita Monument High School. The football and basketball games, to the senior boys, and of course all the parties, I just wanted to know what everything was going to be like for a naïve freshman like me. When I transferred schools as a sophomore, I was so terrified because I had already made my friends. I transferred to Grand Junction High School, and it was an inner city school. People did not care how they acted. There were drugs, fighting, and I was not able to handle that because it was nothing like Fruita. I ended up only being there three days, and I transferred right back to Fruita Monument High School. As my junior year quickly approached, I realized that Fruita was no longer the school for me because I was being accused of things just because I had gone to Grand Junction. I ended up transferring to Palisade High School because my cousins both went there, and my parents and I knew that the adjustment was going to be so much easier. I quickly made friends and grew to love maroon and white. My senior year came and went in a blink of an eye. As I walked out of Palisade High School, I knew that one chapter in my life was closing and another was beginning. Now that I have done all of those things, and so much more, I was about to leave high school forever. I was also about to move onto a new adventure that will lead me to college where...
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