Seniors, Make Sure You Make The Most of Your Last Summer Before Adulthood

Seniors, Make Sure You Make The Most of Your Last Summer Before Adulthood

Don't count the days, but make the days count.

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As summer begins to wind down, you realize you are going into your last final year of high school. As seniors, we have one last time to be adventurous, to have fun, to do wild things and to enjoy ourselves.

This is the last summer before real life kicks in. If you are about to be a senior, you know graduation will be here before you know it. You know the countdown you have will be over before you can blink.

Next September will roll around abruptly, and you will have many life choices to make. You will have to decide whether you are going to prom, whether you are going to go on the senior class trip, whether you want to start working and whether you want to go to college.

The summer before senior year, you will start valuing and admiring the people around you a little bit more. You know that next summer is going to involve working, getting prepared for college and then finally going off to college.

It is important to make friends, but it's also important to get rid of harmful ones. Don't try to be something you are not — not to any of your classmates and not for the essays you write to get into college.

Get it into your head that what you want and what you need are two completely different things. Don't get angry when you can't find your perfect school at first. It's out there somewhere. You just have to venture out there and find it.

The sun will shine sooner or later, but it may be rainy at first.

Go on that senior class field trip, go to the prom, go to the party, go hang out with all your friends and do what makes you happy. Don't leave your high school with a pile of regrets. Be happy and confident with all the choices you make. Take advantage of the opportunities you get and make millions of memories.

It will probably feel as if life is flying before your eyes. It seems like we are on a never-ending roller coaster ride, and nobody is there to stop the ride.

You just have to search for every possibility, keep pushing towards your goals and refuse to stop until you reach them. Remember that you will never get where you want to go if you are always playing it safe.

Just hope that, in the end, you make the most of everything you have been given. Stop for a moment and take a breath, and look around… you have finally reached your last year of high school.

To the Class of 2019, I wish you the best of luck for the rest of your years. You have almost accomplished the first chapter of your lives. Remember to take big and bold risks, be open to taking the path that is less traveled and explore opportunities as they come along.

We did it!

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I Ghosted My Old Self For 5 Months In An Effort To Reevaluate My Life

My life fell apart faster than a drunk dude approaching a Jenga stack.

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BREAKING (not fake) NEWS: It's true, you have to hit your lowest before hitting your highest.

I want to share my lowest with you, and I'm almost ashamed to say it had nothing to do with the loss of both of my parents. I like to think I handled that like a warrior.

Turns out I didn't, and the hurt I've been burying from that hit me all at once, the same moment my life fell apart faster than a drunk dude approaching a Jenga stack.

My life flipped upside down overnight back in August. I had my heart broken shattered, lost two very important friendships that I thought were with me until the end, lost my 9-5 job, my health took a hit stronger than a boulder, and I was absolutely lost. For the first time, ever, I let go of the reigns on my own life. I had no idea how to handle myself, how to make anyone around me happy, how to get out of bed or how to even begin the process of trying to process what the f*ck just happened. I was terrified.

Coming from the girl who never encountered a dilemma she couldn't fix instantaneously, on her own, with no emotional burden. I was checked out from making my life better. So I didn't try. I didn't even think about thinking about trying.

The only relatively understandable way I could think to deal with anything was to not deal with anything. And that's exactly what I did. And it was f*cking amazing.

I went into hiding for a week, then went on a week getaway with my family, regained that feeling of being loved unconditionally, and realized that's all I need. They are all I need. Friends? Nah. Family. Only. Always.

On that vacation, I got a call from the school district that they wanted me in for an interview the day I come home. It was for a position that entailed every single class, combined, that I took in my college career. It was a career that I had just gotten my degree for three months before.

I came home and saw my doctor and got a health plan in order. I was immediately thrown into the month-long hiring process for work. I made it a point to make sunset every single night, alone, to make sure I was mentally caught up and in-check at the same exact speed that my life was turning. I was not about to lose my control again. Not ever.

Since August, I have spent more time with family than ever. I've read over 10 new books, I've discovered so much new music, I went on some of my best, the worst and funniest first dates, I made true, loyal friends that cause me zero stress while completely drowning me in overwhelming amounts of love and support, I got back into yoga, and I started that job and damn near fell more in love with it than I ever was for the guy I lost over the summer.

But most importantly, I changed my mindset. I promised myself to not say a single sentence that has a negative tone to it. I promised myself to think three times before engaging in any type of personal conversation. I promised myself to wake up in a good mood every damn day because I'm alive and that is the only factor I should need to be happy.

Take it from a girl who knew her words were weapons and used them frequently before deciding to turn every aspect of her life into positivity — even in the midst of losing one of my closest family members. I have been told multiple times, by people so dear to me that I'm "glowing." You know what I said back? F*ck yes I am, and I deserve to.

I am so happy with myself and it has nothing to do with the things around me. It's so much deeper than that, and I'm beaming with pride. Of myself. For myself.

I want to leave you with these thoughts that those people who have hurt me, left me, and loved me through these last couple of months have taught me

Growth is sometimes a lonely process.
Some things go too deep to ever be forgotten.
You need to give yourself the permission to be happy right now.
You outgrow people you thought you couldn't live without, and you're not the one to blame for that. You're growing.
Sometimes it takes your break down to reach your breakthrough.

Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

My god, it's so f*cking good.

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8 New Years Resolutions You Can Actually Keep In 2019

Dear 2019, you will be MY year!

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The New year comes with a fresh start, you can finally start and be the person you want to be this year; however, the sad truth is most of the resolutions we keep does not last longer than the month of January.

1. Put yourself first

No matter what the situation let you and your mental health be first this year

2. Be kind to others

Every one always says treat others how you want to be treated, why not give this a go

3. Stop putting yourself down 

Just because you don't do something the way you want it to be done, don't say negative things about yourself this year

4. Dont settle... You deserve so much more

You are amazing let your amazingness shine through, no matter what it may be do not settle.

5. Be productive this year

This is the year to stop procrastinating

6. Love everything about you, even the imperfections

When you look at yourself in the mirror try and say at least on positive thing about your body

7. Make times for things you enjoy

Life is busy I get that, but why not set aside time to enjoy something that you love

8. let yourself appreciate everything life has to offer

we tend to get in our own head a little bit, don't let that be the case for 2019

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