“I cannot wait for senior year.” For years, this is all we’ve all been saying to, and hearing from, our classmates. Now that my senior year is underway, I’m finding that it is flying by really fast. In the blink of an eye, the excitement of beginning a new school year, college applications, and finals have passed. Poof! I’m already half way through!One of the most common themes in movies about high school are the highly anticipated aspects of senior year. Prom. Graduation. College admissions. Everything you have ever done in your life has lead up to these final few months as you transition from a teenager into an adult. Something that has been on my mind a lot recently is the finality of it all. I know that most of my friends can’t wait to “leave the nest” as it is often said. I know that I’m excited to go off to college too; it’s a big adventure and I know it’s going to be some of the best years of my life. However, I cannot help but feel I’m not quite ready yet. A goal that I have set for myself as I prepare to tackle the final semester of my high school career has been to make the most of my senior year. It’s a broad goal I know, but I don’t want senioritis to get the best of me (although, sometimes I think it’s the monster that hides under my bed).I find that writing things down is the best way for me to remember my goals and actively think about them as I go throughout my day. That way when things get super busy, I can look at the list I have made. It helps me remember what the light is at the end of the tunnel which I am trying so hard to work towards. The most shocking thing I have realized about senior year is that it is not the “blow off” year that I have heard so many others label it as. The assignments still take a lot of time and effort in order to do well on them, and it’s still really easy to lose focus and fall behind. However, this list has been vital to keeping up my motivation and remembering my goals for getting the most out of my senior year. Hopefully, it can help you with yours as well.
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