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Time flies when you’re having fun

By Kirsten Ruen

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

All my high school career leading up to this year I have heard multiple graduates say, “Senior year goes by in a flash. Make sure you cherish every single moment!” I didn’t think it was true. How could nine months fly by in a snap? Every other year of school seemed to pass at a steady pace. Little did I know that what they have all been saying was actually true.

I look back to September and October of this year. The days seemed to pass by normally to me: first and second hour classes drug on, followed by a quicker third, fourth, and fifth hour. After lunch, the last three hours seemed to ease by, just like every other year. I kept thinking to myself that the “speedy senior year” was a figment of their minds. On the opposing, this year seemed as if it was going slower than usual. The next few months passed in parallel; but then February hit. The school days started to pass by in a blur. I couldn’t remember what happened on which day, where the hour had gone—I then realized that their analogy was true.

I find myself starting to daydream about elementary and junior high years; all of the hilarious memories, awkward moments, and classroom discussions. Everything about this school, my classmates, the teachers, they all have such a great sentimental value to them now. This place is where we all grew up, who we grew up with, and who helped us grow.

It is hard to believe that I have spent thirteen years with most of my classmates. From the KTTC field trip in second grade to the greatly anticipated sixth grade class trip to the State Capitol in St. Paul with Mrs. Peterson, we all have grown so much. And six years later, we are about to depart on our Senior Class trip to Washington, D.C. We will create more memories that will last us a lifetime.

These last few months at LHS will be the final time our Class of 2013 will be together. No matter what, someone won’t be able to make it to a class reunion, whether they be busy with new jobs, starting families, or just simply cannot attend. Graduation will be the final day we will all be together as a class. I will savor every moment I have with my classmates from here on out, no matter what may come our way.

Kirsten Ruen is a senior at Lanesboro High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fourteenth year.

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