BLADE teaches writer life lessons beyond school walls
According to my impromptu calculation, throughout my writing career as a member of The Wooster Blade staff for the past three years, I have written 77 pieces in total for the BLADE and The Edge.
Regardless of the amount of experience I have acquired, nothing has quite prepared me to write this final column.
Lately, words seem to fail to express how I feel about my time on staff coming to a close, my high school career ending and looking to what lies ahead.
Luckily, thanks to our beloved adviser Kristi Hiner, I have learned that while the words to express a situation may be hard to find, they are there for the taking if you find the strength to look for them.
In the name of imparting the lessons I have learned, one of the countless things I will take away from my experience on staff is the knowledge of what it means to be truly and ardently passionate.
I can confidently say that every single thing I have ever done for the BLADE has been done with passion and integrity.
While high school is a time of inconsistencies, one thing I have always been sure of is my place on the staff of the BLADE. I am eternally grateful for the fact that high school does not last forever, but if it did, it would not be so bad if I got to spend it in the Blade room.
As a side note, I would like to point out that I coined the phrase, “Wherever you roam, there’s no place like the Blade room,” and I wrote the six word memoir, “Blade taught me what I love.”
Clearly, being a part of this staff is an integral part of who I have become, and I owe it all to a room full of painted blocks, barely alive chia pets and friends who would advocate for me, and anyone else on staff, no matter what.
I used to think I was fully prepared to leave high school behind, but when I think of the numbered days left I have in this room with these people, I realize I am not.
One thing is for sure, though. I am prepared to tell any and every one how much this activity has meant to me over the past three years.