My last day of school in HS has come, finally. It’s been a long, boring four years. I know that a lot of the users here are probably older than myself (18) but for those that are going to walk the stage/ already walked the stage, congratulations! Some of us may have had an easy path, good-grades and no absences, or like me: mediocre grades and missing 6-8 days out of the year. Not to mention outside of school stuff, in my case, working at a local HEB (Popular Grocery Store in Texas).
These last one and a half years have been probably the worst, experience-wise. In the middle of my junior year, I moved like an hour away from the place I grew up, leaving behind everyone I ever knew and loved. I was that new kid that didn’t talk to anyone, the new kid that sat in the back and slept all period (after finishing whatever work, of course). I never made more than 10 friends in my time here, I never went to any socials or dances, no clubs or events, I didn’t even go to Prom. The Eagles’ “New Kid in Town” was basically my anthem for this year and last year.
I’m a loner, an insecure introvert who only cares about hearing that final bell ring all throughout the school. Although I mainly kept to myself, I had this forum and 2KMTC (pre-meltdown). I remember checking stats and updates almost every day around noon, getting hype about whatever cards that were coming. Even though I couldn’t do much socially, talk to anyone without fear of judgment, I had you guys.
I found a community here, I found people who shared a common passion: basketball and all it entails. This forum is great, and I can’t say enough how much I appreciate every one here (except @Ddrop, JUST KIDDING) and although we may butt heads here and there, I just wanted to let you all know that without this environment and community, I don’t know if I would’ve been able to get through high-school as well as I did. I really appreciate it, I appreciate every single one of you for building this and everything.
Although this is my last year for 2K, I’m glad that I had these forums to speak my mind, chat with new friends and rant about this years BS. Whenever I felt down, I came here and talked, sometimes the jokes/ quips here even made me laugh IRL. I appreciate it guys, I really do appreciate the inadvertent help and support you guys have given to myself, because without it, I probably would not have been a very happy camper.
I’ll be walking that stage soon, and I’ll for sure keep you guys in mind when I hear my name called. I don’t know what I’m going to do after this, but just know that I couldn’t of made it here without you guys.
Thank you guys for everything! I’m really looking forward to this All-Time deal, it’s going to be fun competing against you guys!