LA River School

Senior reflection: The end of an era

High school is finally coming to an end. I’ve never pictured myself being “done” with high school let alone going to college.

There are about seven days left until graduation, but to me it feels like seven weeks. When I was a freshman, I was always the one that wanted to get high school over with in which I couldn’t wait to graduate and enter the “real world.” Now as a senior I realize how wrong I was. I’m terrified, I was finally getting comfortable with the concept of high school as well as my classmates but now it has to come to an end. I think the sad part about it is that more than half of us are not going to keep in contact, but that’s okay. It’s a part of life and growing up which I admit, has me a bit terrified.

If I could go back in time and give 14-year-old me advice, I would tell her to live in the moment and make the four years of high school count because I will never get those years back. I would tell myself not to be satisfied with just C’s in the start of my high school life and work for better grades. I would tell myself that it’s okay to be myself and not be pretend to be someone I’m not.

Since I’ll be starting college this fall, I will follow the advice that I would give myself at the age of 14 because it is not too late to learn important life lessons.

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