On the last day of school, as I said goodbye to everyone, I didn't fully understand that it was the last time I'd be seeing the same people every day, or following a bell schedule and even having a gym class.
It's strange and amazing how a couple of things can shape the future and your path in life. If we look back to what caused us to go to college and what things lead us there, you'd be amazed as well.
Surely, I am excited for a new life in higher education, but I think it is truly important to take a look back and reflect on how far we have all come.
While it's true that work study and possible loans may haunt me later, I don't want to regret not choosing Wellesley because of money.
The way high school is set up (or at least how mine is) lends for a very repetitive schedule. As a senior who has one month of high school left, and already knows where I'm going to college, that is exactly what I am: tired of it.
If you're still deciding between colleges, make a list! Now is a good time to slow down and look into the nitty-gritty details. Put down statistics that matter to you, like costs, student body ratios, programs or subjects that you would like to pursue.
All I could do was yell, "I got in! I got in! Mom, I got in!" Tears of joy streamed down my face and it hugged my mother. I couldn't believe it. I actually did it.
As graduation steadily approaches, I have mixed feelings of excitement and fear. I am ecstatic yet afraid to be thrown out into the "unknown" for four more years.
Decisions, decisions. At the end and after so much time being invested, the reaping of our hard work pays off: We're getting to go to college.
As I pass the halfway-mark of my last semester of high school, I am ecstatic for college, yet slightly sad that I have applied to over 30 jobs and not one employer caught the bait.