I have told that my high school is the best that I know many times, and there are a few reasons why. Reading this you might not take me seriously, I may sound a little childish, but there are a few things that I want to point out.
First things first this is the only school that really helped me to develop as an artist and a musician, mostly by giving me the opportunities and fulfilling my needs and expectations. Looking back, I’ve always been the kind of a person that could do something impressive, but always was too shy and cared too much about what others will say and it wasn’t even fully my fault, it’s the mentality. Now I’m really proud to say that I do not care about people judging me, not like my art or making fun of me. This place has taught me that I’m really actually more than that and really motivated me to go on.
The second thing I want to mention is the comfort of working in your own tempo and writing with your own style. Here comes also the freedom of wearing what you want, looking the way you want and not meeting those radical borders because that’s what makes you unique and that’s what makes your work so. This is something that should happen at some point in life, you are given the freedom and you are still choosing to learn new things, educate yourself and develop as a person.
But aside from all of the benefits and advantages that high school provided us with, I want to mention something really important for me personally. I entered the educational complex as an insecure, unconfident child. I definitely wasn’t as socialized, as I am today. If you ask my classmates, or actually pretty much most of my acquaintances, they may describe me as a quiet, asocial, and even supercilious person and for my social behaviour development I am thankful aside from the whole complex to my English class and teacher especially. I can’t remember a day that I didn’t want to visit the class and I don’t remember a single time the teacher to be pushing on me to learn something or the whole lesson to be burdening me. I have studied in many schools and I’m sure I’ve never had this kind of experience. Everything aside there’s something that I will be thankful for I guess my whole life: this is the place I’ve met my friends. Coming I never knew that I would accept this kind of relationship with my classmates, I have always expected negativity and repulsion, but at the end of the day, I cannot say that I have had a bad experience with them. I have four amazing friends now because of learning here and I believe that this is the kind of friendship that stays with you through years, that doesn’t come to end with graduation. In conclusion: I’m thankful for the two years of studying not only my high school program but for the unforgettable experience of gaining new friends, unexpected benefits, and becoming emotionally stable, strong, socialized, educated in different spheres person and now that I’m saying goodbye, I’m being proud of myself and really thankful for those years that taught me so much.