Every day I realize that I’m a senior. I know that probably sounds like a weird thing to say, but every day I have this enlightened moment where I say to myself “Whoa. This is my last year of high school. This is my last year of mandated public education.”
When I wasn’t a senior, I heard seniors talk about missing things about the place they live before they move, and this is something I’ve been consciously trying to avoid. I thought it would be easy, because the place I live is notorious for its lack of things to do. I’d bet that Murrieta is more exciting than a farming town in Nebraska, but if you only went by what you heard from the kids here, you’d think that this city is some kind of punishment. It really isn’t that easy to stop those nostalgic feelings from forming, though, even this early in the year.
Despite my attempts otherwise, I’ve started to notice things that I really like and that will be different no matter where I move. They’re usually just little things, like the Chinese restaurant with the sign out front that says “CHINESERESTAURANT” that serves amazing orange chicken. Or the fact that every morning on the way to school I see hot air balloons in the distance over the wineries. Or just the fact that I have a comfortable house to live in. When I go to college, I’m going to have to live in a dorm. I’ve stayed in the dorms of three different colleges for summer camps and programs over the years, and the thought of living in a dorm room just doesn’t appeal to me.
It’s not just material things that are becoming apparent, though. It’s people too, like my family. Obviously, I’ll never lose connection with my parents, but after next summer it’s going to be different. It’s something that I look at with a good mix of apprehension and eagerness. I’ve always been excited to live in my own place, have a job, and earn my own money. But it makes me sad to think that this is the last chance I have to spend a lot of time with my parents and family. Have I taken full advantage of the time I’ve had? Of course it’s fun to think about being independent and responsible, but it’s not fun thinking I can never go back.
And it’s the people at school. I’ve mentioned before that we have a large student body. With the understanding that by June this campus will no longer be home to me, I realize that the people I see every day I will most likely never see again. I’m not really concerned about friends — we’ll find ways to stay in touch — it’s more the people who I don’t yet know. At a school of so many, I can honestly say that I see a new face every day. It’s a little weird, and it’s a little depressing. I’ve had all this time to meet as many people as possible, and I do think I did a pretty good job of it, but there are still all these people I haven’t met. What about those people? They’ve been there, but I haven’t learned from them. I have so little time left to glean whatever I can from them — stories, experiences, jokes, whatever… I have a hard time not seeing them as a missed opportunity.
Every day the future becomes more real. The idea of college and life after college becomes less of an intangible fantasy and more of a hard reality.
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Show MoreSpeech – High School Experience
(sound alarm) Don't you just love that sound. Ahhh the sound of school calling at 6 in the morning. When you start a new school or a new grade many emotions are most likely running through your head which stress' you out. But when you get to high school it's a whole new beginning and experience. The overall experience of high school is pretty neat if you asked me. The freedom is nice, although there is a lot of stress, the people in the hallway can be disturbing, and you make all new sorts of friends and enemy's.
Most people say high school will be the best 10 years of your life, okay okay 4-5 if you never give up. High school is a lot different then public school, you don't get to pick your seat…show more content…
I will literally do my homework while driving to every place. Most of us kids have been playing a certain sport since we were little and we aren't going to just give it up and walk away from it. I know teachers don't want us to do that, but when we have a ton of homework and projects that start stressing us out, that's what goes through some of our minds.
Now, the people you see in the halls of (Insert School). Probably more than half of you can think of one complaint about what the students do during classes specifically in the middle of the hallways. I can tell you which one I'm thinking about, when you're just casually walking behind some couple and all of a sudden they stop right in front of you not giving a single care in the world about other people, they just stop and start making out. I mean I get it, you two are “in love” probably have been dating for a week, and they just stop and make out in the middle of the hallway. They could at least have the audacity to step to the side of the hallway and we wouldn't have a problem. Which brings me to slow walkers, it is not my fault I am just a fast walker, just don't walk 5 kilometres an hour, or I will run you over and step on your heels. My friends would most likely agree.
Finally, friends. You make a ton of new ones but lose a few good ones. Some friends aren't meant to stay together. There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who