A Fresh Start

April 30, 2016

Everyone says that you have the power to start anew any time, day, week or month you’d like. But rarely do you have an incentive or even the means to. It’s difficult to carry through with the task and especially difficult when you are stuck in the same place, surrounded by the same people. Sometimes you need a completely new environment and clear transition to fully change your outlook, and college is the perfect opportunity to start fresh.  

High school can be an adverse experience for most. Of course you meet some amazing people that you may remain in contact with and you begin to plan the rest of your life, but there is an immense amount of stress that comes with that. Beyond the heavy weight of college on your shoulders, there’s also the stress of school and common adolescent drama. It can be hard to break out of stereotypes or look past shallow perspectives, especially when you’ve been attending school with the same people for years .Because of this, leaving high school can be both nostalgic and exciting.

Personally, I could not be more excited. Although I have for the most part enjoyed high school, I am beyond ready to move on. I am thrilled to be attending the University of Michigan this fall, a school I am proud to be a part of and constantly looking forward to attending. I am particularly thrilled to begin working in the stellar theatre program with other people who are as completely serious about it as I am.

I am also ready to embrace the entire fresh start concept. When I move in this August, it’s going to be the beginning of the rest of my life. I will be allowed to present myself however I want to others, which in my case will include a whole lot of just being myself. I hope to find a ton new of lifelong friends, memories and experiences that will help me in my future career. I finally get the chance to start over and take control of my own life, thanks to the opportunities that Michigan will provide for me.

While in college, I can do whatever and be whoever I want and with everyday, I’ll know that I’m moving closer to my goal of working on Broadway and being an accomplished author. I honestly could not be more ready for my exciting, new, fresh start.

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Alaina Galasso, Editor in Chief

Alaina Galasso is a senior at Vandegrift and this is her third year on the newspaper staff. She competes in journalism for Academic UIL and was previously...

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