The Mind Of A Senior

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The Mind Of A Senior

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We all know the outcome when a student becomes a senior. They start applying for colleges and scholarships. Seniors try and figure out what career choice they want. You start your plans for after throwing your cap in the air. But what’s rarely talked about is the struggle every senior may or may not face, which is the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Now for lots, they have had to be adults their whole lives, but even those students still face the challenge of taking on the real world. As seniors reach graduation, many are in sports, have jobs, some even have their own family to take care of. With all the fun activities schools plan out for them, there’s still the workload they have to accomplish. This all results in an overwhelming class nervously excited to finally enter the world.

But with that being said there can be a lot of harm with feeling overwhelmed. Students can become depressed, or even just burn out. They face a lot of responsibility that yes, most have been preparing their whole life for, yet when the workload hits and the days become a long, constant routine, it can leave a heavy feeling. Seniors start to lose track of time, some forget to eat, others only sleep so many hours, but the routine doesn’t stop, until they reach the cap and gown. While keeping up the role model status for younger classmen, seniors can face the biggest breath of fresh air their last year, and still not have the capability to find time to reflect and take time to heal from the everyday struggle. It’s not the hardest time in every senior’s life but it is one of the most influential.

As a senior your last lesson on being an adult is finding the balance. Working hard, putting oneself all in their job or sport, maintaining a routine for success, and doing the best you can to graduate are valid points that show seniors are hardworking. To transition to adulthood though, you learn to find time for yourself as an individual and learn to really take care of yourself. Every senior has the ability to succeed, but it’s only up to the senior to learn the right balance for themselves.