December 11, 2023

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A Different Take on Senior Year

by larueava
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How exciting is senior year? It is one last time to experience every event in high school. Some people argue that it is one of the best years of your life, but I disagree. High school is a time for personal growth and challenging yourself. I recommend you do this but with caution and understanding. Get involved with sports and other activities that interest you but don’t work yourself to exhaustion. I am a part of the drama club. With practice every day and three shows a year, the amount of work that goes into these productions is incredible. Along with this activity, I also have a job at Texas Roadhouse. My parents do not pay for everything I do and I have always been told that I need to learn how to make my own money, save it, and spend it on the right things. A job allows me to do fun things with my friends and fill my gas tank at the same time, but it can be a lot. Having the job in addition to an extracurricular activity can be hard with the mix of school work and a personal life. Not to mention college applications which take up so much time. My stress levels have never been higher, but I’ve been able to balance my activities and time pretty well. It can be extremely overwhelming at times, and I contemplate quitting some of my activities when things get hard. Senior year should be filled with things I enjoy. I want to be involved and appreciate all that senior year has to offer. Find the time to balance the things you have to do and want to do. I have never worked harder or learned more things before this year, and it’s only the beginning.

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