Piece by Piece: the long weekend


Morgan Kong

Staff reporter Madison Saviano explores hot topics and issues that students face in her weekly column Piece by Piece.

Madison Saviano, Staff Reporter

At the beginning of this weekend, I had a lot on my mind. By the end of it, though, it was set at ease. 

A lot of stuff that mattered then doesn’t now, and all the weight of it has been lifted. 

This was all due to a simple change of mind, or maybe it was a change of heart. 

I realized that this doesn’t matter. What I had been losing sleep and brain cells over didn’t matter. 

And by ‘this’ I mean the trivial things that seem to constitute and comprise high school. 

The fake friends, flirts, the failing grades: none of it really matters….until you let it. 

You see that was my problem. I let one fake friend, one flirt, one failing grade redefine who I was. 

I compromised myself for these pointless things and in the process lost so much of myself. 

I know this sounds along the lines of an AA testimony, but trust me. 

Since I let go of all things that ultimately don’t matterI have gotten so much more out of life. 

And look, I’m not trying to promote the unhealthy way of thought that nothing matters, ever. That’s not what I’m saying. What I’m saying is that things only matter when you let them; when you let them redefine you. 

Don’t waste your high school, or life for that matter, living like that.