Senior year was easy at first, now it is getting hard!

Miranda Martin, SHS Intern

When you are a junior you hear that your senior year is going to be easy, that it’ll be one of the most easy years of high school you had. I am now realizing that they were wrong about that. Senior year was easy at first, now it is starting to get hard. 

I don’t know how my friends that were seniors last year managed to have a social life and keep their grades up. It’s not as easy as it seems. I’ve started doing things way ahead of time, that way I will have them done when I need to turn them in. That is the only way I can actually keep up anymore. I have a class that I am struggling in right now because I am not the best test taker and most of my grade depends on how I do on my test....Which I have not been doing so well on. The tests are confusing and the way they word the questions are confusing. I have noticed that everyone in that class is struggling with the test also. At least I am not the only one having issues. 

I just keep telling myself that I have a couple more months left of school. I am so excited to graduate. I want to get to the good stuff, like planning my graduation party, scheduling classes for college, and actually graduating. I’ve been in sort of a funk lately, I think it may be because of this cold weather. I hate cold weather. You can’t do anything fun in it and I hate to get out and go places. It makes going to school a lot harder, because I don’t want to get out of my warm bed and go out into the cold. I prefer warm weather, you can do more things when it is warm out. The only thing you have to worry about is rain, usually, when it is warm. You don’t have to worry about what if I get out and the roads get too icy and I can’t make it back home. 

I love to be outdoors so not being able to spend time outside is kind of upsetting to me. I don’t go outside unless I absolutely have to. We keep having to take days off from school for the weather to clear up and those days aren’t any fun because we can’t go out and do anything because the weather is terrible. I would honestly rather go to school than have a day off for snow. 

I remember having half days when I was younger, and then they stopped having those for whatever reason. I always loved those, I mean at the time I didn’t know that I loved them, but now I do because we don’t have them anymore. When you are younger you don’t really notice how long you are at school. Now that I am in high school and I can sit there and read a clock and count down the hours until I get to go home, I think a half day would be much appreciated by us high schoolers. 

I miss the days where I didn’t realize how much time I spent at school. I think about it more now and realize I spend more time at school than I do at my own house. After I graduate I will then go on to be a college student where I will still be going to school. When I finally graduate from college, I will have to have a job. Even then, I will spend more time at work than I will at my own house. I guess it keeps going. Maybe they are actually preparing us for the future. 

I feel like life is moving in slow motion at this point. It is very hard to do things lately, I am not finding any motivation. I know I must do certain things, although I don’t really want to. I feel like that could also be due to the cold weather, since my body is freezing I feel I can’t do things. My body wants to just sit at home in bed and watch Friends on Netflix, while curled up in a fuzzy blanket. It would make life so much better if I could just stay home. I find myself taking naps a lot more often. Seems like everyday after school I go home and take a nap for like three hours. It is just so hard trying to be an adult. I have also decided that I need to get a job, because I am a very expensive person and I need to learn how to make my own money. I think I may start selling some of my clothes, but at the same time I don’t like to get rid of my clothes. What if I want to wear them again or I decide that I can make a different outfit with something. I just need to figure out a way to make some cash. This is pretty much what is going on inside the mind of a senior in high school. 


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