At this point in my high school career, I feel guilty when I find myself scrolling through my Instagram feed. I remember that I could be submitting my fourth college application or finding an internship for that perfect resume builder.
Yes, the rumors are true. Senior year is about applying to college. But, it’s also about regular school work, and on top of that, a year-long project to showcase what four years at SLA has taught you. Not to mention, it’s benchmark season. The amount of work has tripled for these next two weeks while college work is like taking an extra class.
What it’s not about? Sleep. I am the type of person that needs a solid 7 hours to function. I’m pretty much dead after cross country practice and then I am expected to come home and get in a good 1-2 hours of homework, work on my college essay, edit my friend’s college essay, maybe get to some college apps, search for scholarships, eat dinner, and go to bed at a decent time.
I really was going to try to wear actual clothes this year instead of sweatpants but it is getting more difficult as the year goes on. Mornings are not fun after a long night of doing 800 things.
Standardized tests and test prep has taken up a good portion of my weekends since the beginning of the school year. I have taken the SAT three times. That’s 9 hours of my life spent testing in an overly air-conditioned
After my college apps are in, you might see more of me because I won’t be a hermit in my room with my laptop and the lights off. I can’t wait until the bags under my eyes are a little less prevalent and I have the free time to get a good night’s sleep and finish season two of Narcos.