College is coming. Do not procrastinate.

We all procrastinate. We all put off school work, several pesky 10 percent homework assignments, college or job applications, or other demands as long as possible. It all builds up and at the end of the week, stress is weighing you down.

Despite procrastination feeling natural, the one thing that we shouldn’t wait on is the college process.

Yes, it is tiring to hear the same phrases, “have you done your FAFSA? Have you applied yet?”

That is all we hear during senior year, and it is overwhelming. It is crazy how the stress piles up when any adult mentions it.

However, once you have done so, the answer is simple… yes. That simple yes can relieve the stress of school, applying to colleges, home life, and extra-curriculars.

To be early is to be on time. To be on time is to be late. To be late is to be doomed.

It is best to stay proactive and to not lag behind. Although life can be busy, there are plenty of ways to stay informed about colleges.

College Board, Fast Web, and even just simply setting a reminder for yourself to apply can go go long way.

Keeping goals and creating a scholarship spreadsheet is something I do to avoid procrastination. It keeps me on top of things.

For those who are not considering college due to money or you think you are not smart enough, you might want to rethink that decision.

Of course some careers do not necessarily need college, but the more educated you are, the more likely your salary is going to be higher.

College is here and deadlines are approaching. If you are not proactive, you might miss opportunities that might have been available to you like scholarships and specific grants.

Don’t let procrastination get involved in your future plans. Stay on top of things so you can rejoice at graduation and be prepared to take a step into a new chapter of your life.