Sophomore year of high school, I felt like I didn’t have friends. I started growing apart from my friends from middle school. I didn’t feel like I belonged there anymore, and I was really sad. I felt really alone. After months of feeling alone and disconnected, I met Leigh Ann (center) on the JV School Soccer team. Our first conversation was a debate on how to make the perfect grilled cheese, and for the first time in a while, I felt like I had a friend again. This is not to say I don’t like my old friends. I love them more than anything! But it was an important lesson for me to learn that it’s ok to leave friends if it’s what’s best for you.