“Senioritis – a crippling disease that strikes high school seniors…the only known cure is a phenomenon known as Graduation”, as defined by Urban Dictionary. I thought that I was experiencing senioritis during the first three years of high school, when I slogged through an overload of acronyms (SAT, AP, ACT, STAR, etc), in order to get into college.
That was nothing compared to what I feel right now, when I’m actually going to college this Friday, but I still have to study for my final finals (lol get it?). True, I only have to take my AP Chemistry final, since I was excused from the rest of them, but still. It’s the principle of the matter.
The best cure I have found for senioritis is a hard dose of reality.
Yes, I’m moaning about how I’m spending my last days at home buried under textbooks, instead of with my friends and family, and yes, I know that burning out during the last few days of school is typical of kids every age.
But at least I get to finish my high school education. Just a few decades ago a high school education was as far as a female could get. At least I’m lucky enough to be headed to an amazing university. I’m fortunate that my parents are spoiling me rotten this last week, and even making me snacks while I work on flashcards and practice exams.
Right now, all I can think about is the future. It’s just at the tips of my fingers, but there is a reason everyone and their grandmother says to enjoy the present. These are my last official days as a kid.
Yes, I can still eat M&Ms on the couch with my family, as we watch a Disney movie, and, yes, I’m still a firm believer in naps. But after this week, things won’t quite be the same ever again. That’s not a bad thing, at all, but thinking about it makes me appreciate the moment.
Also helps me with the senioritis – speaking of, I should really be studying ionization and elements right now… 😉