Don’t do what I did
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Senior year wasn’t like High School Musical. Not. At. All.
Knowing that in a couple of months, we will take our first steps into adulthood, is stressful. Preparing for that transition is stressful. But life is stressful.
I wasn’t really a perfect student like my parents or teachers wanted me to be. I struggled through the four years, especially in any math class.
I was a basic B and C student, which seems pretty… bad. I didn’t realize all my mistakes and my grades would catch up to me eventually, making it harder for me to get into a college or even make it a struggle to graduate.
The last year of my high school life were pretty good. I did have those moments where I wanted to give up.
But I had to keep up with grades and pay attention. It seems like common sense to just do your work and not slack on school. You’ll be pretty straight from the first day to graduation if you follow the simple formula.
I didn’t listen.
I kept sleeping, skipping, and not doing my work. And at the last minute, I would always work my butt off to pass for the six weeks. I started realizing that all the slack I’ve done in the past year were giving me trouble.
I started losing more and more confidence in myself to actually do work. My counselors came to intervene – if I don’t work for what I want, I won’t get there. And “there” is graduation.
Don’t do what I did. Sleeping and skipping can wait. The most important thing you need to know is work hard. Don’t slack. Make yourself and your family proud that you’ll accomplished the first step of adulthood.
I may or may not graduate with the class of 2017, with the people I grew up with. And that sucks.
But it was my choice and now I’m working my butt off in the last two months of school doing anything I can do to just graduate.