Growing up is tough. Some days you are just ready to be out on your own and face the world. Other days, you want to curl up and cry when the thought of the real world crosses your mind. It is truly a bittersweet experience for me.
My senior year has finally arrived.
I always dreamed of this moment. I have always been ready to get out of school and move forward with my life doing things I love. I’ve seen countless friends graduate for the past three years. During my junior year, it felt like senior year would never arrive. Now that it’s nearly half way over, I realize how much I’m going to miss it.
For most kids, school has dominated a majority of their lives until they are 18 (not counting college). As graduation approaches rather quickly, the real world starts looking more and more terrifying. Think about it, all we have ever known for the most part is school. The real world is completely different. While I look forward to stepping into it, I also want to hold myself back.