So guys, I’m battling Senior Slump even though I haven’t even applied to college yet. It’s bad. Well, I’m actually doing all of my work on time (except for this really stupid thing for an online thing that I had a deadline for that I even went to my teacher for help – and then forgot to finish. Sad day.)
Senior year! I’m pretty excited about that – I’m so happy to be able to escape all of the mean girls and preppy gossip queens that I’ve been stuck with for the last few years. I only have until May! I realize that there will be mean girls in every place that I go, but at college it seems more likely to be able to escape them.
Side note: I have yet to get my senior pictures done. That’s been bugging me.
And I’m actually working on college applications. For like my first two years and maybe a little more of high school I would run away screaming whenever anybody brought up the subject of college, but now it’s actually here and I can hold down a conversation about what I’m thinking about doing in the future. At least I have something to say to people when they say, “Oh you’re a junior/senior – what are your plans for college?” That question used to make me so mad.
I hate how everybody seems to have a concrete idea of what they are doing already even though they are only sixteen and seventeen! My goodness.
So, I’m sure you’re wondering: My plans (extremely tentative as they are) are to apply to several schools (I don’t want to go in state but I’m going to apply to a few as a contingency plan) and then I plan to defer admission for a year. I want to take a gap year to figure out more of where my interests lie because I seem to change everyday in terms of what I want to major in. During the gap year, I am thinking of either enlisting in AmeriCorps for eleven months or just working and maybe doing an internship and save some money before I head off to college. Although college is definitely in the books eventually.
Well, tata for now! I hope all of you who are stressing about this will take some deep breaths with me. We are all in this together!
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Hi Claire, We haven’t talked for awhile. I can’t believe that it is your senior year! I loved your blog on deferring admission. I was pretty sure I knew what i wanted to do as a career going in to college. Still, I ended up changing my major my junior year (due to things I learned/life experiences the first three years of college) and ended up taking an extra year to finish my new major. My thirteen year old daughter is already feeling pressure to decide what she wants to be when she gtows up. We had this exact discussion about taking a year between high school and college to explore options and passions, and she was so relieved that this is an option. I am going to have her read your blog- even though i am the one with diabetes. 🙂 You might need to change the name to your blog to just “Teenaged Rockstar!”