Enjoy the moments!

20 Feb

Student at library

Take moments here and there to appreciate your last months as a senior!

 

Lately I’ve been hearing seniors groan, “I can’t wait until this is all over!”

With all the pressures of testing, college applications, senior projects, scholarship paperwork and interviews — it’s just challenging to be a senior!

I totally empathize! I well remember thinking I could not WAIT until I was done with chemistry and essays and long bus rides to and from school. And then it was all over.

The rest of your senior days will fly by — and then you’ll be sobbing on graduation day, because those days are gone and you will realize that you won’t be seeing much of those folks with whom you have spent the last many years.

I often see students experience a form of grieving, actually, that they didn’t let their thought process slow down some in the last months, especially — those months when you are sharing the traditional senior activities. Prom. Senior show or play. Senior banquet. Senior project presentation. Baccalaureate. Senior trip. And then . . . ┬ácommencement and grad parties.

Open your eyes. Soak in the sights and sounds of the various characters in your class. Someday, believe it or not, you’ll look back on these days with fondness and even wistfulness.

Oh, yes, the college years are wonderful! However, the demands are even greater intellectually and personally. So, for now . . . enjoy the moments!

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