Leaving Home is Hard To Do

Leaving Home is Hard To Do

—Matthew Goedeken, News/ Sports

—Matthew Goedeken       Class of 2013

Man, time flies.  It feels as if I  have just blinked and my entire senior year went by.  It is crazy to think I won’t be here after this year.  With all of the memories and friends I have made over the years, it’s hard to think that I won’t see them everyday.

I’ve been going to school and playing sports with these same people since Kindergarten and even preschool, and now that I look back at it, the time really did fly.

Freshmen, CHERISH YOUR TIME IN HIGH SCHOOL.  You may be thinking you hate it now, but when you get to where I am and you are looking back at your time in high school you will realize that you are going to miss it.  There are so many things that I wanted to do in high school that I didn’t get to do.  If I could go back and redo high school, there would be so much I would change.

I do have some “tips” for you underclassmen out there. For those in sports, go hard every day in weights and practice.  You will feel better being sore from a workout than you will feel later on about missing one. Besides, the harder you work, the bigger outcome you will get!  It may not come instantaneously, but trust me, you will see a difference sooner rather than later.

And for everyone, keep your grades up.  Looking back over my time in high school, I wish I wasn’t such a procrastinator.  It really hurt my grades at times and dropped me down.  Get stuff done and do it right.  JUNIORS, NEXT YEAR DO NOT GET SENIORITIS!!!!!!!!  It is so easy to get and very hard to get rid of.  The smallest tasks become so hard for you to do.  Actually I don’t really know if you can break it.

The hardest thing to think about is not having my parents with me next year.  It means I will actually have to get off my butt to make supper.  Hopefully my roommate will be a cook or something. That would be ideal.  And no matter how much someone “hates” living in Dodge City, you will miss it.

So here I go. I’m leaving home.  Even though I keep telling everyone, including myself, that I can’t wait to get the heck out of Dodge, it is a scary thought.  Going to a school where I will not know anyone is just not normal, especially since I grew up knowing almost everyone in my class.  But, it’s something we will all have to deal with and growing up is just a part of life. A scary part, but neverless, an unavoidable one.

Lastly, I would like to thank all the teachers I have had in high school.  You guys have shaped me into the person I am today!

I will leave with one thing to remember, underclassmen. Do your best in everything you do.