Final editorial – Believe

Kim Benza through her four years of highschool.
courtesy of Bianca Chiappelloni '15

Kim Benza through her four years of highschool. courtesy of Bianca Chiappelloni ’15

I have spent eight years praying that my graduation day would happen fast. I have always looked forward to putting on an elegant white dress and walking down the front lawn of Sacred Heart, while the graduation song played in the background. Now, as I am less than a month away from actually fulfilling that dream, I feel numb.

Kim Benza through her four years of highschool.  courtesy of Bianca Chiappelloni '15
Kim Benza through her four years of highschool.
courtesy of Bianca Chiappelloni ’15

While I am excited to finally start a new chapter of my life and step into an adult life, I cannot help but feel incredibly sad. I am finally starting to realize that the changes that will occur in my life within the next couple of months are changes that I do not know I am ready for.
I am not ready to say goodbye to the comfortable, cozy home on top of the hill in Greenwich. I am not ready to leave the teachers who have spent countless hours grooming me for life. I am not ready to leave the friends who have become my sisters. I just don’t think I am ready.
But, whether I am ready or not, I have to leave. I have to accept these changes. If there is one thing I have learned, it is that life does not wait.
Although I will be saying goodbye in a couple of weeks to the people and school I cherish the most, I know that it just a temporary goodbye. Sacred Heart will forever be in my heart, wherever my life shall take me.
I offer advice to the Sacred Heart girls that follow me. Whether you have 10 years left, or just one year, cherish every single moment you have. Do not spend your days wishing they will go by faster, because, just like me, they will eventually come to an end, and you will feel the same. Live in the moment. Enjoy every last minute, because I have to believe, as everyone says, these are the best years of our lives.
Most importantly, never forget the memories and friends you have made at Sacred Heart. Believe it or not (I can attest to it now), Sacred Heart will set you up with everything you need to have a successful life. You just need to believe that you have what it takes to be extraordinary, because you will be.
 
– Kim Benza, Editor-in-Chief