Memories that last a lifetime, friends that last forever. 17 has blessed me with the best and the worst of times. Sure, nothing big happens when you turn 17 but it still has been one of the greatest. Over the course of this year I have learned a lot of new things. I have applied for colleges, decided what I want to do with my life, and even set all of my lifelong future plans in place. On top of that, I have lost friends and made new friends. I have connected with people that I honestly never thought I would. 17 has been nothing but good to me and has taught me so much. Can't wait for 18, to see what is in store for me next.