Last year 8th grade was great.
I had real friends.
Life was great.
Come June, I decided to watch "American Pie" for the first time.
I may have been a 14 year old boy.
But I saw past the ridiculous sexual humor.
And saw how great high school could be.
Maybe I didn't want to be Stifler or Finch.
But I wanted to love high school.
After the credits starting rolling on the first, I decided to watch the second.
The next day, I watched American Pie 2.
There was something about it.
It made me want to have the best summer ever.
Live life to the fullest.
Something I had slowly began to do.
The next day, I rounded out with American Wedding before the last day of 8th grade.
Sure, it wasn't the same.
But it wasn't different either.
I knew that life needs to be lived.
And if you don't, it would just pass you by.
1 year later things are different.
I still have friends.
I still have fun.
But my grades suck.
I'm getting in trouble.
And nothing has gotten better.
Now as I finish freshman year, I know what needs to change.
What I can do to make things better.
And how I can succeed with 3 days left.
I just have to finish it the right way.
With 3 Days of Pie.
Watch the 3 movies that I will always remember 8th grade by.
But not with the hope of nostalgia.
But with the hope that what those movies tought me will follow me.
And that I will successfully stay a sober virgin so I can make my own journey.