Nostalgia

I haven’t blogged in a few weeks because I have been soaking in every moment that senior year has given me. I cannot help but reminisce on these moments, good and bad, that have made up the entirety of high school me. I’ve felt a wave of emotions over these past few weeks as senior year has come to a close and the most prevalent has been nostalgia.

nostalgia
[no-stal-juh, -jee-uh, nuh-]
noun
1.
a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time:
a nostalgia for his college days.

Maybe it’s the inner-writer but for me, nostalgia can be felt in a variety of senses and I experience it a lot. I remember the important instances of my life in a sensory way. My nostalgia is mainly felt through my sense of sound, smell, and taste. I am not the type of person to forget things. I do not like change; I do not enjoy letting things go, or moving on, so nostalgia is an important aspect of my life as I am taken back to those blissful moments via a particular scent, song, or food. This time in my life has been especially nostalgic as I reflect back on the years that have shaped me thus far. Needless to say, to be able to relive these incredible moments because your mind has attached a specific sound, scent, or taste to it is pretty awesome. I encourage you all to pay attention to your surroundings more often because nostalgia is a magical thing 🙂

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