What just happened
May 4, 2020
Like most everyone else, I have seen The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Superbad. Having an older brother I have always had to wait until it was my turn with everything in my life. Even though my brother didn’t participate in many typical senior year experiences, I was waiting until it was finally my turn.
Instead I’m sitting at home wondering how we got here. How did we go from a regular Wednesday in the middle of March, to school being canceled for the entire year a few short days later? I should be thinking about who I’ll ask to Prom, reminiscing about my senior spring break with friends a few weeks ago (@mas, @brad, @rump), looking forward to the all night party, baccalaureate, commencement, our grad party (@hollis), along with my friends’ open houses too. I didn’t get an opportunity to say thank you to Mrs. Murphy for sparking my interest in personal finance which is my intended major going into college. To Mrs. Weigel, for one of the most fun classes of my entire high school experience, Go Dutch!
During my many years at Lakeside, I would always look up to the cadet teachers both in age and size. I remember thinking that I’d never be that tall or old and it would be years and years away. Recently I saw one of my old cadet teachers and I’m now taller than he is. Who would have thought that could or would happen, definitely not my 3rd grade self. To quote one of John Hughes most iconic characters, “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller