So you have gotten through college applications, weren't they stressful? I agree! It is definitely the worst part of college is the essays on the application and filling out the "all about you" sections! But when you're sitting there, you have to remind yourself you are one step closer to finding your new home next year. Also, the rejection letter you're gonna get from the hardest school you applied to that you thought you would just apply and not tell anyone to see if you can get in, is not a big deal. Everyone gets them. I mean everyone. If you have ever heard of the expression "When one door closes another door opens".
Word of advice "DO NOT miss out on your last few dances. The ones you miss are the ones you will question if you would have had fun. Go to prom, that awkward senior dance that not many people say they will go to and then go, and have a blast! Even if you just go with a bunch of friends you still should go! Go to the baseball and football games you did not go to the other three years. Heck, you should even go see the chess team, if your school has one!
Even though you're a second-semester senior, you still should go to all your classes unless your teacher lets you skip, and do all your homework! Usually, the homework teachers give you are easy A's! Almost every school these days have a "Senior Skip Day." If you want to skip any day do it when the administration can not count the whole senior class absent. No, they would get in trouble for that! But the main reason not to skip is that high schools report back to colleges and they can resend your admission with skipped class and lowered grades.
You are not going to remember all of the testing, or the homework, or even the standardize testing you took. What you will remember is going to all the events with friends, the laughs you all had at the 50 you got after having a girls night and staying up talking about that boy. Or that surprise party your friends threw you in which you were in your PJs and no makeup when there were cute boys there! You laugh at the fact your teacher is making you come to school on the Friday before you graduate.
Graduation is upon you. Which means freshman year of college is in a few months! How exciting! The last month of senior year is the best! You have almost everything figured out, prom is coming up, and you've accepted where you are going to go next year! This next month will go by as fast as you say "I'm a graduate!" There's a song that Trace Adkins sings that goes,
"You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this"
It is a great song. If you have not listened to it you should!
If you don't already your going to cry over the next few months. A. LOT. And once it starts it doesn't stop! It's our way of growing up.
So hug your mom and dad more than one time just because, and tell your siblings to stop bugging you. Because these last few months are your time to shine. You're not going to want to miss this. Because in a blink of an eye, you'll be setting up your college dorm. Good Luck Class of 2016