8 of my pictures on flickr have over 10,000 views i’m so happy i don’t even know how it happened tbh but i’m glad it did
junior year has hands down been the best year of my high school career. all the people that i’ve come to know as my family and all the challenges we’ve faced as a whole really helped remind me of how lucky i am to be surrounded by people who accept me for me. without these people i wouldn’t be as interested in photography as i am. they push me to think creatively and they all support me in my decisions. even though i feel like i haven’t documented my high school experiences as well as i should’ve, they all reassure me that i’m doing a great job and that they can’t wait to show their children my film prints of us as teenagers. at 16 i feel that i’ve lead an exciting life so far and there is very little that i regret. i know who my true friends are, even if sometimes it feels like they’re strangers, they’re still family and no matter what happens to us like being suspended, dropping out, or being expelled, we always find our ways back to each other. in a month i’ll be a senior and i feel like i’m pressed for time. in the last year of my high school career i will make it a top priority to document everything that i possibly can just because i know there’ll be a day where it will come to an end and when that day comes i want to have no fear for the future knowing that i’ll always have these memories to look back on. high school changed me for the better, it exposed me to the realness of drug addiction, near death experiences, how cops can be dickheads and what it means to have a second family. like i said, there is little that i regret and i’m happy that i can say that.