Barely keeping it together

Aaron’s Adventures: Amity


Yeah, I’m talking about homecoming.

The ending of such a week left me feeling bittersweet; bitter because it was my last one, but sweet since it is finally all over.

To any normal student, homecoming is seen as a fun chance to play games, dress-up, and most importantly, take their minds off the fact that they’re in school.

Unlike these students, I was the total opposite.

Nobody really realizes what happens behind the scenes of homecoming. It consists of: late nights, anxiety-inducing stress, rage, and overall regret about joining student government.

Don’t get me wrong, I still had fun over the week. It’s just that as a whole, it was pretty dreadful.

Yelling at classmates to “quiet down” or “listen up” became a constant that week and weeks prior, for homecoming wasn’t only a week for me.

The preparation for such a short time began way back in the summer.

Nobody realizes this, but making the 5 days takes about 5 months of long, back-and-forth months of planning.

Float, banner, cheer, and KBDC (Kamehameha’s best dance crew) don’t just miraculously pop out of nowhere. They all take time, effort, and willingness!

It is during this time, however, that as a class I can feel us getting closer, despite my angry yelling and eye rolling.

You see, although each of these four events takes weeks to plan for, it’s not only the student government team that takes time out of their busy schedules to pull them off.

The majority of the planning and help comes from the class, not all of the class, but individuals who have the passion and love to volunteer.

It is for these individuals that I am thankful since they lift off so much stress from our student government shoulders.

As time draws near the actual week, participation grows, and so does my appreciation for my class.

During such times levels of stress rise through the roof, but the support of my class keeps me stable.

Now that the week is over, everything is finished, and all stress is gone, I can happily say that my class has never been closer.

Not only have we come out with a win, but we’ve also grown in our amity.

Our hearts are purple, our bonds are stronger, and I can’t wait to see these grow as time passes.

But for now, it’s back to the good ‘ol Aaron.

I created this blog for the purpose of sharing relatable life situations through spontaneous adventures I take.

In these past few weeks, I wasn’t able to go out on these adventures, but homecoming offered many adventures of a different sort right here on campus. Now that the week is over, I promise to find new and exciting things to share with you.

So, I’ll talk to you again in a couple weeks, don’t miss me too much!

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