In hopes of profundity, writer discovered inspiration
When writing this column, I found myself constantly thinking of ways to make this article prolific, profound, writing the best and most life changing advice someone could ever receive.
I thought about writing how I found my identity, but doesn’t everyone do that in high school?
I considered mentioning the advice you have heard a million times: do not get consumed by relationships, quit the things you do not love, live every moment to its fullest. Things you have heard a million times.
I originally did not want to write about being on the Blade staff since I figured that everyone would be writing on the same topic.
After a lot of consideration, I realized the only thing I should write about is the Blade.
This has been one of the most life changing experiences and I know that I will never find something so protective, so enjoyable and so inspiring as the Blade staff, room and our beloved adviser, Kristi Hiner, have been. It is probably no secret to many that high school for me was four years filled with drama amongst my friends not on staff and a lot of events I would rather forget.
The Blade room has become somewhere I could escape to whenever things get stressful and the staff and Hiner have been people I could talk to about any situation and help me to feel better even if we did not always come up with a solution.
The entire process of building something as amazing as the Blade every other week allowed me to see just how so many people here allow trivial problems to fill their lives and have not transitioned from kid to adult.
Blade is the one thing that has kept me sane and happy in high school, the one thing that kept me coming even when it felt like no one cared about my own problems and going to school was pointless.
Blade, in every sense, saved me from what could have been a terrible experience in high school and for that, I will always be grateful.
So the next time you see a copy of the Blade, a staff member, or Hiner, stop and pick up an issue or engage in a conversation because you have no idea just how much it could truly change your life.