Its inevitable, high school is gonna end, we are gonna move to different towns. We aren’t going to see these people everyday anymore, we have six months left together. Six more months of lunches 5 days a week at the same table in the same room in the same school. About 150, give or take a few, days until we graduate and leave this school forever. 4 years of our lives is done. And some people might think that this is a dark depressing thought, that in six months we will leave our best friends behind and move on to another part of our life story. But I think there is a difference between me and someone who thinks this is dark and depressing. You, who thinks this is a dark thought who doesn’t want to hear it, you are probably scared, terrified for the inevitable future that awaits you. And thats perfectly fine, be scared to leave your best friends, that fear is going to drive you to make the most out of these last six months together. Its going to make you want to go out and go to games, dress crazily for spirit weeks, not give a crap about what other people in the school think because you are enjoying yourself for the last time with these people. The difference is I am okay with me and my friends splitting up. I have seven best friends and we hang out all the time. I know that these people are going to be the ones I can count on, these people are going to be with me for the rest of my life, most likely the ones I want to have in my wedding. There is going to be distance put in between us and it will be hard to talk. Seven different people, seven different schedules, seven different towns, finding the time for everyone to talk will be so hard but I’m not worried. These are the people that I know I can count on, that will call me out when I’m lying and will help me through a bad day. I know that we might be able to talk everyday, and I think I’m okay with that because I know that these are the types of people that I don’t need to talk to everyday because I know that they will always be there for me. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to talk to them, believe me I am, but it means that I will be okay if there comes a point where everyone is too busy to talk everyday. Now with all this being said, and how I am not scared, that doesn’t mean I won’t take advantage of these six months, I will. I will enjoy every moment that we spend together, every lunch, every dinner at my house, every song played on my guitar in my room, every old movie watched together, every car ride blasting music. I’m going to love every minute of it, but I know that I will be okay when it comes to the point where all of that is just a memory. I will be okay when we all leave, yes I will be heartbroken but I know that we will always find our ways back to each other.
I think more seniors need to understand this. People think when high school is over they end a book, they think of there life as a book series, but its not, its one long novel. High school is just a chapter in it, and just because the chapter is over doesn’t mean the main characters cease to exist. Yes new characters come into the story, but the main ones will always be there, maybe not like they were before, and maybe not in the next chapter, but they will come back into the story. It might be years down the line, but the people who are supposed to be in your life, have a way of coming back. These are your best friends, the people you meet in high school and if your lucky they will be there for the rest of your life.
Senior year advice and how to make senior year effective
So it’s your senior year in high school and you’re probably super excited for the year to come. You finally get to go to college and become your own person, pursue your dream, or maybe just get away from the bullshit. So here’s some of my best advice to make senior year a good one:
SENIORITIS WILL HAPPEN
There is literally no way you can avoid this. It’s like a deadly parasite that just consumes you. It’s very effective, especially if you’re surrounded by people who have already entered the “fuck school I just want it to be over” phase.
The way senioritis works is, the busier you are, the less it will hit you. I was a pretty active student year round. I had tennis , our drama one acts in the fall, FFA, plus work. In the spring semester I had our school play, track, and I joined our FFA vet science judging team (which helped kept me focus ) .
Winter is honestly the only time you should indulge lazyness. Get it out of your system and devote the rest of your school year to being productive
DON’T FILL YOUR SCHEDULE WITH TEACHER ASSISTANT AND OFFICE AID ELECTIVES
The one thing colleges love to see (besides student involvement and volunteer hours) is that you have a REAL schedule lined up for you your senior year. Get classes that apply to what you want to do in college, or find classes that you think you might be interested in. You never know if that could be the deciding point on what you want to do with your life.
Honestly, it’s going to suck when all your friends have relaxing classes most of the day and you have stacks of homework to do your senior year (trust me i’ve been there) but in the long run, colleges will thank you, and senioritis I can guarantee won’t hit you as bad when you’re taking classes that challenge and interest you.
This is honestly all preference and knowing your limits, but if you have never taken a AP class your high school career you should probably take one. High school classes are NOTHING like college. AP prepared me more for college and studying then any mandatory classes i’ve ever taken
KNOW. YOUR. LIMITS. I only took one AP class my senior year because I knew I would be working and doing a lot of school involvement. Some people liked to make their schedule mostly AP classes because in may when they take their AP exam they just chilled for the remaining of the school. Personally I think that’s a dumb idea, because then you’re just wasting your time for a couple of weeks and it’ll make you want to ditch class, etc.
APPLYING TO COLLEGE
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD APPLY EVERYWHERE
You never know what schools you’re actually going to get accepted to. You may think you have stanford in the bag and only apply to that school. But if you get rejected and have no where to turn but a local community college, your life will suck.
Don’t worry about being undecided, a lot of people are in the same shoes as you are, and college will understand
BRAG ABOUT YOURSELF. When you do those little “why should we accept you essays” you need to write yourself as the shiny little gold nugget that you are. Have confidence in yourself
When applying to out of state: you better know your shit. No one is going to help you as much because your councilors only know about local and state colleges. Especially when you decide to go to out of state college, KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING. Always check your emails and follow the college steps like it’s your lifeline or you’ll miss something.
Just apply to all of them. Trust me on this because I can guarantee you half of your graduating class would have not applied to a single one of them
Don’t be lazy
“SENIOR YEAR IS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE”
This is complete bullshit but it also depends on each person
Senior year is honestly like every other year but you’re expected to be more of an adult. No one is going to make you apply to colleges and no one is going to make you do anything.
Senior year isn’t like it is in the movies, you won’t be partying all the time and not every second of it is going to be perfect. You might lose some friends and some things you love will change. It’s a very emotional and exciting time, make the most of it.
Spend as much time with your high school friends because you’ll probably never see them again. That girl that you’ve been soccer buddies with all 4 year is probably never going to text you again, so make the most of your friends.
Attend all the high school events. It’s the last time you’ll ever be able to do it, so make some memories.
SOME ADVICE TO FRESHMEN
Don’t be scared
you’re going to lose some friends and make new ones
but for the love of god get involved. it’s not “cool” to be a slacker. Honestly you’ll have a better experience and things will go by a lot faster.
Do your damn homework, it actually counts in high school
be nice to your teachers
make the most of your high school experience. It goes by faster then you think.
Summary: Prom has been more of a nightmare than the dream you hoped it would be. Thankfully, you have a friend like Peter.
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A/N: Just me venting my feelings about my sucky prom. I wish I had a Peter in my life <3
[Y/N] = your name
You sat on the bottom step of the school’s stairwell, with
your head in your right hand and your phone in your left hand. You gazed down
on at the screen, and your eyes watered up again at the constant stream of
incoming texts on the group chat.
Mia: [Y/N], you’re
such a liar.
Caitlin: WTF are
you trying to break up my friendship with Mia?
aren’t you answering [Y/N]? This is absolutely ridiculous!
With every new message, your heart sank more and more. For
the past month, you had been attempting to plan the perfect senior prom with
your best friends Caitlin and Shania, but the addition of Mia to the prom group
was the catalyst for utter destruction. You had known she would cause problems,
yet you still attempted to be happy for your other friends’ sakes. Pretty soon,
as you had predicted, Mia was stirring up trouble, making sure to use you as
the whipping post. Every time you attempted to state an opinion that was
different from hers on the group chat, she accused you of being unreasonable
and trying to cause drama. Caitlin and Shania, the people you had considered
your best friends, eventually joined in on her new found fun. Life had become
unbearable and lonely.
“Hey, you okay?” a familiar voice asked from above you.
When you looked up, you saw Peter Parker gazing down at you
with a sympathetic smile. He was a close friend of yours—almost a crush, though
you would never admit that.