HOL… I’ve only been with this place for a year and it’s taken up a good spot in my life. I participated in games, taken a few classes, submitted stories, participating in HOL Idol but the most I did was talking about it to my family. My mother and brother got really sick of me talking about it. I can’t help it? I love this place.
One thing I remember the most was meeting my HOL best-friend : Castora Grimsby. I remember we started talking through private messaging in the Gryffindor Common Room. We got along real well. I don’t remember much of what we first talked about, I hope you forgive me, however I know the reason why I was interested in getting to know her : she lived in Germany. I was born in that country, and I was curious where she was living. The funniest thing is that she lived not too far from where I was born. The town was maybe an hour away by car. It really is a small world out there.
I eventually joined the PenPal Club, and my first assigned penpal was Castora. What a coincidence? I guess we were meant to be friends somehow. We continued talking through private messages. We got to know each other a lot. We would share our experiences, her moving from Germany back to the USA, and vise versa with me moving from USA to Germany. We are crossing routes, it’s funny I think.
The other best memory I have from HOL is actually several memories. Where should I start? I don’t want to go into too much details. It would take me forever to type it all. But I could share a couple.
From the point that I entered the common room of Gryffindor? There are so many things that happened in the Den I was sorted into like creating bonds or spamming the game threads. I think I was the queen at doing that. No wait! I am the Queen of spamming, my ex-den partners would partially agree I guess. I mean I was basically living in that Den, literally.
Or how about the endless questions I had for Professor Chutney? I think I bugged her at least once a month with a question I had. I thank her patience for that. It’s not much of a memory, but it’s nice to know that you have someone to count on.
Memories are fun to have and I hope to make many more. With new Gryffindors arriving in our common room, I hope they will be part of those memories. Maybe meeting someone new, and have another HOL best-friend? Or simply make new friends? Or hopefully continue my duty at teaching a class… That was definitely the adventure and something I enjoyed.
But no matter what memories I make, I hope they will be enjoyable and maybe have a couple life lessons. After all, this was my first year and I already had one life lesson with HOL Idol. It was still worth it.
So HOL bring it on! I am ready for my second year!