Oh! The Anticipation of the First Day of School

School is a mere 4 days away and I can barely take the wait much longer! I mean, it is my senior year! I’m ready to walk through the halls knowing that I am now the oldest and most experienced at the school.
Although I am anxious, at the same time there is a lot of pressure! Knowing I am the oldest also makes me realize that the younger students, especially the freshmen entering the IB program, will be looking up to me. I realized that I will be setting an example so even though I am a senior, I don’t want to make myself look like an idiot or do something completely ridiculous that the freshmen will see and think its OK to do. So with my senior year not only comes fun, but also much more responsibility since students, no matter what grade, look up to you.
Also with my senior year comes the realization that next fall, I will be heading of to college on my own. Thinking about it, I have a lot to learn before I go off! I mean, I don’t even know how to do my own laundry yet! It’s just weird to think about, in one year I will be almost 100% independent. This makes me realize that I have a lot of growing up to do, but of course this is a hard thing to accept because I’m the type of person that has always been a kid at heart but everyone has to grow up eventually. With planning on going so far away, I realize I may have to do my growing up here pretty soon to ensure my success going so far away.
So with my senior year starting in only 4 more days I realize that although I will be facing more responsibility than in recent years, I will also be having so much fun with my friends and everything that will be going on! I have a feeling that things that seemed ridiculous these last couple of years will be so much more exciting and fun since it’s my last chance to do.