A senior once told me, “High school goes by in a flash”, and I, being the freshman that I was, scoffed at her words. I was only halfway through my first year and had already suffered through the epidemic known as Senioritis. To me graduation couldn’t come quick enough. The tight cliques, boisterous students, and endless pit of body odor tugged at my nerves until I ended up in prayer, begging for mercy from this institution of low self-esteem and high expectations.
But what I didn’t expect was to like high school as much as I did. What I didn’t expect was to have a catalogue of beloved memories and experiences gained from these past four years. What I didn’t expect was to be half way through my senior year and realize that my future was already taking shape.
Whether you love high school or not, the same applies for most seniors; we’re already halfway there. Already, the last part of our childhood is slipping through our fingers to fully form the life known as adulthood. We have have decisions to make: colleges, careers, where to live, dreams to accomplish. In five years some of us could be married, have walked on every continent, be on our way to become CEO, or be thrown into jail, I don’t know.
The point is that tomorrow is now today. We’re growing up and it’s as exciting as it is frightening. We’re getting out of here, moving unto bigger and better things, maybe never seeing all the familiar faces in the hallway again.
But even though we’re half way there, we still have a few months left. Talk to people you’ve never talked to before, go to events, participate in activities, because before you know it, it will all be over, and you may never get to do any of it again. I hope all the students will heed my advice when I say, high school goes by in a flash. Enjoy it.