Being a Senior

I never thought it would get to the point where I would be this ready to get out of high school, but I’m sure I’ll look back on it and think about how great these days are. I know I’m taking my youth for granted but honestly, high school can really suck sometimes. Being a senior means doing the same thing you’ve done for the last 3 years only this time, you get into college halfway through the year and refuse to do all your homework (and complain about it.) It’s really hard to focus on living in the moment when I am already set on a college and what I want to do for the next four years, although I’m sure I’ll change my mind 4 billion times. We spend so much time focusing on our post-graduate plans and then once we get there we are like well, okay then, what now? I’m at a point now where I am just flat out annoyed by being in high school. I know all the fun stuff is coming, but I am ready for independence and a new scenery (and for not having to ask to go to the bathroom.) I don’t mean to sound pretentious, but I never quite realized how much of a different level seniors are on. Anyways, now that I’m done ranting I’m going to talk about the positive mushy stuff!!!!! We all have lived the high school experience in our own ways. We’ve come home past curfew, we’ve suffered through standardized testing, heartbreak, horrible school lunches, gym class (aka boot camp), painfully awkward school dances, mental breakdowns (which include saying that we don’t know what we are doing with our lives ~because all seventeen year olds do~ and we just really need some Ben & Jerry’s… okay maybe just me), we’ve lost friends, gained friends, and realized what and who is important in our lives. It is important to cherish these gruesome days in what can sometimes feel like a hell only with fluorescent lighting and textbooks. I know this is so cliche, but we are going to miss it. High school is where we are comfortable and where we have grown up. It’s weird to think that in just a few short months I will be a real human being in COLLEGE!!!! I know I still have a lot of growing up to do, a lot of learning, laughing, eating (lol), and loving. And as much as I complain about each day of high school, I know every aspect of it has shaped me: the people, the memories, the fears, and the lessons. I will miss it. Going to leave this blog post with one of my favorite quotes from my favorite show, One Tree Hill.

“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re seventeen and planning for someday. And then quietly and without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And that someday is yesterday. And this is your life.”

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