Hello, friends! I hope you all are enjoying your summer and taking some time for yourself after this long year. I know I am!
Today I want to talk about a big life change for me, which was my high school graduation. Graduation brought a mix of different emotions. I was excited that my high school career was coming to a close and that college would soon be approaching, but at the same time, I’m leaving behind my friends, my family, and my home to move to a new city by myself. This is all very exciting and unnerving, but never the less, the end of an era.
How did senior year go, you might ask? You might recall that at the beginning of the semester, I wrote a list of goals that I had for senior year. Here’s a link to the post, in case you missed it: My Goals For Senior Year. I had goals like growing in my relationships with my friends, keeping senioritis at bay, and making the most out of the moments of my last year in high school. I’m happy to say that I think I accomplished all of these goals. I made new friends, grew apart from old ones, and got closer to the friends I had. I did my best to work hard all year round, as hard as that was. Honestly, with my busy schedule I really couldn’t afford to slack off. I also think that I made the most of my senior year. I tried to find a balance between taking care of school and college, while spending time with my friends and family. Overall, I had an amazing senior year. I made some awesome memories, challenged myself, but remained eager for college and what lies ahead.
What Lies Ahead
I’m sure all of you are familiar with the cliche saying of “High school is the best four years of your life”. It’s easy to think this, because this is a time when you’re given a substantial amount of freedom for the first time and you’re beginning to be treated like an adult. I personally had an awesome high school experience, but I surely hope that it wasn’t the high light of my whole life. For me, it was a learning experience where I was figuring out who I was and setting myself up for my future. I explored different passions, from music, to theatre, to community service. I made friends from all different backgrounds. I was even able to do some really cool things like being student body president, going to Governor’s School, and planning events for the school. However, I hope that these four years weren’t the peak of my life. I’m ready for new challenges, adventures, and experiences.
My Advice To You
Everyone’s high school experience is unique. You may choose to focus on sports, academics, arts, or just getting through. For all of you out there who are either in high school or about to enter senior year, enjoy your time. Get to know your teachers, be open to exploration, challenge yourself, and continue to grow. Don’t get caught up with the stresses of high school, but take it one day at a time. You’ll get through it, I promise. Love you all.
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