Senior Year Coming to a Close

Preparing to say goodbye to high school and hello to the real world.(photo credit breezy421)

There is around two weeks left of high school for seniors. After all the days of coming to the same school for four years and being used to the same kind of schedule, it is time for a huge change. It is an exciting turning point but it can also cause people to feel anxious or scared. In the last days of high school, seniors are facing a lot of issues that they need to control.

The first issue to control is staying motivated and determined even when they are only a couple weeks away. Once prom, grad bash, and all the special events are over, seniors feel like they do not have anything to look forward to anymore. They feel like they are in a rut and classes seem tedious and pointless to them. They need to realize that there is still a lot to look forward to. They will soon be starting their lives soon and becoming part of the real world. Grades need to remain high and good  to keep acceptance letters and they also need to keep doing well in school because there is never a time to stop learning. Use every day of learning that you get because knowledge is endless and priceless. Do not mentally check out or you will regret it. Stay focused until the last day. Represent yourself well and enjoy the rest of the time you have left. If you have advanced placement classes, study and prepare yourself for the exams. You should take the chance to get college credit. You have worked hard for so long in those classes, show all you have learned. You have done the same routine and worked yourself hard for four years, as much as you want to take a break, wait until your last day. Life is only going to get harder after graduation so enjoy what you have left and be prepared. 

Another issue is the fear of being able to make it in the real world. Everyone has so many hopes and dreams that they have had in their minds since they were young and in kindergarten in a reading circle with other kids and listening to their teacher. Some people wanted to be policemen, teachers, princesses, or superheros. We have all switched our goals and careers multiple times over the years. By the end of senior year we either have an idea of what we want to do or a plan to figure out what we want to do. The trick is to not put too much pressure on yourself on how things pan out. No one knows how the future will go but all you can do is pursue knowledge and reach your goals. Be proud of yourself once you graduate and take every day a step at a time. Study and excel.

As hard as it may seem to stay motivated in the end of senior year, realize the bigger picture and stay focused. Whether you plan to go to college, a technical school, or the army, how you prepare in high school will follow you and effect you.


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