An Open Letter To High School Seniors
Start writing a post
Student Life

An Open Letter To High School Seniors

Why the last two months of high school might be the most important.

An Open Letter To High School Seniors
Kara Shannon

Spring time is the most hectic time of the year for me; the last two months after spring break seem to creep up on us all pretty fast, but it also seems to linger a little too long. It brings too many tests crammed into an insanely small amount of time before finals turn up, and much-anticipated summer. As I think about the next two months, I start to reflect and think about where I was a year ago. When I do, I realized that no matter how crazy this time of the year is, it might just be the most important, especially if you are a senior in high school.

This is the time when you really get to say your goodbyes to all of the things you have participated in high school. Sports banquets might have happened earlier in the year, but the end of the spring seasons bring about the goodbyes to the sports you have played for numerous years. The friendships and memories you have made with all your teammates will soon be something you talk about now that you actually have some free time in your life. Things you have been doing for the past four years now has come to an end and finish a chapter in your life.

Whether you want to admit it or not, prom is a very important event to go to in high school. Please go to it no matter how overrated you may think it is. I know way too many people who regret not going. I believe it’s sort of a rite of passage, you know? Getting your pictures taken, riding in a limo to wherever it is held, getting all done up in a gorgeous gown with beautiful hair and makeup, and having a great time with your best friends the whole time makes it completely worth it.

Make sure to hang out with your parents and friends while they are still there. For some of y’all, you might be going 20 minutes down the road for college, still living at home, or going out of state or across the country, but either way, after you leave there is a chance you might not see some of those people for a really long time. Go to that movie with your sister, sleepover with your best friends, take your dogs to the park, and most importantly hang out with your parents and family, because they will miss you so much and you will miss them too.

You need to remember to love where you are from. You might be completely ready to move out and be on your own, but you will get homesick (believe me, it’s a real struggle) and miss everything about your home. Do touristy things and go and check out your favorite local places, spend time exploring and find new places to come back and visit when you are home.

Most importantly, this is a time that you need to cherish what you have right at that moment. I know that it is a hard thing to do when you have such a big future ahead of you next fall, but stop and smell the roses every once in a while before this time passes you by.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Types of ice cream

Who doesn't love ice cream? People from all over the world enjoy the frozen dessert, but different countries have their own twists on the classic treat.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

100 Reasons to Choose Happiness

Happy Moments to Brighten Your Day!

A man with a white beard and mustache wearing a hat

As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Keep Reading...Show less

Remember The True Meaning of Christmas

“Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?”

A painting of the virgin Mary, the baby Jesus, and the wise men

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Christmastime is a celebration, but have we forgotten what we are supposed to be celebrating? There is a reason the holiday is called Christmas. Not presentmas. Not Santamas. Not Swiftmas. Christmas.

boy standing in front of man wearing santa claus costume Photo by __ drz __ on Unsplash

What many people forget is that there is no Christmas without Christ. Not only is this a time to spend with your family and loved ones, it is a time to reflect on the blessings we have gotten from Jesus. After all, it is His birthday.

Keep Reading...Show less
Golden retriever sat on the sand with ocean in the background
Photo by Justin Aikin on Unsplash

Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my dog. I am constantly talking about my love for her. I attribute many of my dog's amazing qualities to her breed. She is a purebred Golden Retriever, and because of this I am a self-proclaimed expert on why these are the best pets a family could have. Here are 11 reasons why Goldens are the undisputed best dog breed in the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

Boyfriend's Christmas Wishlist: 23 Best Gift Ideas for Her

Here are the gifts I would like to ask my boyfriend for to make this season unforgettable.

Young woman opening a Christmas gift

Recently, an article on Total Sorority Move called 23 Things My Boyfriend Better Not Get Me For Christmas, was going around on social media. I hope the author of this was kidding or using digital sarcasm, but I am still repulsed and shocked by the lack of appreciation throughout this article. I would like to represent the girlfriends out there who disagree with her standpoint -- the girlfriends who would be more than happy to receive any of these gifts from their boyfriends.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments