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Whether it’s paper, plastic or even an intangible number on a computer screen, money makes the world go round. You need it to eat. You need it to stay warm. You need it to have fun. So why is it so hard to understand?
Senior year is great. It really is. There are so many opportunities to have fun, get involved and simply enjoy yourself. Then February comes. It will be (if you’re anything like me) a whirlwind of scholarships, applications, deadlines, forms, money (or lack thereof) and a bunch of other things.
Have you ever sat in your room and “zoned” out into space thinking about your life? It sounds serious when the word “life” enters into the situation, right? We often feel intimidated when thinking, talking or looking into our future. Sometimes the unseen and inexperienced parts of our lives make us nervous and frightened for the unknown. Yet it is this kind of mystery in life that brings adventure. As we slowly think about our life after high school, it is critical to prepare. For each individual the “items” they prepare will, indeed, be different from those of his peers. Simply, we can think of this preparation as finding puzzle pieces to complete a puzzle-life. So how can we prepare? And what can we prepare for the transition to life after school?
My years in high school have been one heck of an experience. It hasn’t always been good, but that’s part of every normal teenage experience. Now a senior, I wish there were a few things I would have known ahead of time.
There are a lot of things I’d like to pass on to the younger students about to embark on what I’ve been working on for a year and, as my time comes to go to college and leave high school behind, it’s also time to give some advice. Senior year isn’t by any standard an easy year that can be blown off to “senioritis.” I say this because I was always led to believe that the last year of being the top dog at school is easy and goes by fast. Only half of that statement is true.
High school has been a great time for me, both in and out of school, but like all good things it must come to an end. I, like many of you, must now think about life after high school. While I still do not know which college I will attend, I have a better idea about where I’ll be next year than I did even a few months ago. The second half of senior year is not only a time to learn about your academic subjects, but it is also a time to learn more about yourself.