Senior Reflection: Rachel Amspoker
High school taught me to make the most of what I have. I learned how to deal with situations that I never imagined when I was younger, things that were sometimes hard to learn. I realized that you won’t always be friends with people, sometimes you just don’t get along. I learned that nothing works out exactly as you plan for it; life is about dealing with what you get, not with what you want.
I definitely had a dream of what my high school life would be like, and it turned out to be nothing like the real thing. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however. The experiences I had were nothing like the movies, but were unforgettable nonetheless.
We only have a few days left. Some people might feel nostalgic for the end of school, realizing that it is the end of what they are comfortable with, the end of seeing people you love everyday. However, I am not feeling nostalgic. I am ready for the next phase in my life. I’m ready to grow up and see the world in a different way, out of our small town. Of course I want to keep in touch with my friends, but I don’t think I need high school to remain close with people that matter to me.
I honestly think that DP is an amazing place. Every school has its problems, and no school is perfect, but I think Dos Pueblos comes pretty close. Everyone is friendly, open, and warm: which is what has made coming to school that much better. I will miss DP, but mostly, I will miss the people.