With graduation 4 months away, I have inevitably been thinking a lot about what life is going to be like after high school. I have been accepted into and will probably attend Trine University, whom of which has offered me a very nice scholarship. It isn't too far from home, I would be able to have a very flexible schedule because they offer on-campus classes that can also be mixed with online classes so that I can still work as much as I need. They also offer accelerated courses so that I can get my degree in half the time.
While I am very excited for this time of my life, I am not afraid to say that I am terrified of life after high school. Over twelve years of my life has been spent on a routine that revolved around a day of school in which the times were virtually always the same. I saw the same people every day, and my schedule was set. With the way my life has always been, I have always relied on a schedule, and school allowed me to keep one. It was wake up, get ready, go to school, then go to whoever's house I was supposed to be at. When I got older, it was get up, get ready, go to school, go to work, come home, do my homework, and then go to bed. After high school is over, all of that is over, and that has been a big source of my worry and anxiety lately.
Upon thinking and reflecting on what life will be like in college, I have managed to calm myself down. My solution is to create my own schedule, this solution sounds obvious and easy, but it is what it is. I'll plan around my classes and my work shifts. On the days that I have more free time than I've ever had, I will create a schedule for those days too.
I have realized that everything will be okay, this transition is something that a lot of people do and they get through it. I just need to breathe and keep myself on a schedule. The same goes for all of those in the same boat. Everything will be okay, it will be different, but we all had to get used to elementary school, middle school, and high school and we will get used to college too. We just need to breathe and take it head on.