Sometimes, things must be given up to be gained. Over the course of the summer, I made a major decision that made me to give up some of my greatest friendships to gain an extra year at Fenn. Unfortunately many of my friends left to go to a different high school. I wanted to move on with my friends, but I felt as if it would be better for me to seize such an opportunity to experience a ninth grader at Fenn. The opportunity to stay for ninth grade felt priceless to me. It troubled me to know I needed to make new friends. Overall, I realized that I would be able to make friends over the course of my lifetime, but I will not get the opportunity to stay at fenn ever again.