Wednesday, January 22, 2014

High School, Lost In Memory?

As I walk across the halls of college, creating one moment after the next, I went into my memory box one day to think back on what my high school years were. After all, when you are entering the halls of school once again, your past doesn't mind popping up every now and then. But as I began trying to remember high school, I get one second of the past, and everything suddenly disappears. I would try and bring high school back into my brain over and over again, but I would never get a single memory.

Four years of my life suddenly disappeared.

This was very surprising to me. Based on conversations I've had with fellow peers, high school is said to be four years you'll never forget. Those four years defined who you were as your teenager. You either stay as the person you were as you get older, or you slowly begin to change into something that your peers wouldn't be able to recognize during your high school reunion. Yet, there I was, with no memory of college whatsoever.

I do recall specific struggles, but it mainly happened outside of high school. I no longer have any recollection of what those four years were. I guess it's for the best since. After all, I'm about to create four years worth of college memories. So maybe it was for the best.

Do you have those moments? Is high school completely lost in your memory?

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