Dear Incoming Seniors,
Take a minute and stand outside your school doors. Take in this moment. Take in the sounds around, the sights, the fresh air, everything...take it in. This will be your last time ever walking through these doors again. This will be your last high school year. This will be your last year with all your friends...this is it.
I bet your excited to finally get through this year and finally walk across that stage. You can't wait to sit in that section of the bleachers now that your a senior for home coming. Remember, this is your last homecoming, your last prom..everything. This is your last time doing it.
Take a minute and think. Don't rush it. Don't rush being an adult. Once you walk across that stage and shake the hand of your principle. Your life begins. You are an adult now. Everything you do and say will be criticized. You will have more responsibility now, then ever. Don't rush growing up. Don't rush your last year of high school. I promise you, it will go by quick.
Take a breath. Take in this moment. Take in the kid's surrounding you. This will be the last time you see them, and your friends. Everyone moves on and grows up after high school. You don't have the same friends as you once did. You will see. Everyone realizes who their true friends are after high school.
You will have to pay bills, figure out your college classes, figure out the way college works, not forget assignments...etc. High school does not prepare you for what's to come.
All I can say is don't rush it. You'll want it back.
A 2015 Graduate