My Last Year Of High School

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This year, is my last year of highschool. For a very long time I have dreamed of being a senior and finally graduating from high school. I remember when I was a child, I wanted nothing more than to be a big, scary Senior. Now that I am this Senior and the end of the line has come, I am not sure how to feel. I expected to feel ecstatic and amazed as to how far I’ve come. I expected to feel empowered and more of an adult with a plan. Truth is, I don’t feel that way. I have, thankfully, a plan for my future, but I don’t feel like being a senior is as big as a deal as I had made it out to be when I was young. As I grew older, I realized that while getting older is fun, the responsibilities that come with it, are not all fun and games. As a senior, I realized that the real journey will begin once I step onto the college campus. Elementary, middle, and high school, are more like stepping stones for what you will become once the parental controls are turned off. That is why it is important, and what I realized a bit too late, to utilize the time you have now. Coming into high school, I was an insecure freshman with a lot of passions, but no direction or a clue of what I wanted to do. I was very shy and mainly listened in conversations. I didn’t want to do any sort of public speaking and merely just wanted to doodle horses all throughout class. Fortunately, I had made a great group of friends in sixth grade which followed me to high school. In my circle of best friends, I was the

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