Elevator Withdrawal

Notes on a life.

Senior Stress?

As a senior in high school, I firmly believe that all emotional crap should wait until second semester, when the college apps are done. Ah yes, that long awaited senior slump that accompanies the sense of, 'Wow, I'm so done with high school.' Unfortunately, in my ring of friends, this could not be further from the reality. We seem to have, as a group, been attracted to older men, mostly boys in their freshman and sophomore years of college. Anyway, because of Thanksgiving break, many of these former lovers are coming back to town. O.o.

Before I go any farther, I have to say that my boyfriend is a freshman in college too. But we've been dating for a little over a year and a half, and we're both still really happy. We're the only ones in my group who have happily continued on from high school. Even though he lives a little far away, we talk all the time, and everyone complains that our relationship is what they want.

Ok, away from how perfect my relationship is, that was just to put it into perspective for you, and let you know why I almost never complain about it. So, back to my friends. When we were sophomores, one of my friends started dating a senior. They dated through his senior year, and freshman year, but broke it off at the end of last year. He went to school as far away as you could get and still be in the continental US. And, he turned into a pot head, slacking off. This year, he dropped out of college, and yep, you guessed it, came home this weekend. The entire group, including my friend, knows it would be a bad idea, a messy idea, for them to get back together, and that it certainly would not end well. But he wants her back. *sigh*

Then one of my best friends' boyfriends is also coming back. My friend (a boy) is meeting up with him today actually, and I don't know how that's going to go over. They met this summer, and haven't seen each other since the boyfriend left for college in September. I think that because they never knew each other that well in the first place, it's been hard for both of them to keep going. They run out of things to say to each other. *another big sigh*

Then, well, ok, the next one is kind of a complicated one. So... maybe I won't tell it. But suffice to say it's complicated and leads to a lot of tears.

So, well, yes. I think that we deserve to be able to put it all off for another few months. Hell, I still only have my early application done. I was applying to 8 schools, but some got added, some got taken away. The present grand total? 12. And two of them aren't even on the common app. *tear* (To every girl that is not yet a senior, make friends with the common app. And don't become a senior).

And its not even like I can sit back and enjoy being a senior, cause I have three AP classes that I need to keep doing work for and then kill my self studying for come April. Please excuse me while I go bang my head against a wall.

Published Nov 18 2007, 09:46 AM by sarah
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carof said:

*hug* It'll get better. I'm lucky, all my apps are on common app, but they all have ridiculous supplements. And think of it this way, we're over halfway through first semester, it's almost senior slump which I'm sure we're all looking forward to. (At least us unlucky seniors.)


November 18, 2007 9:32 AM

jocelynp said:

I'm a junior, and I'm not looking forward to senior year, which will include college apps, at least three AP classes, and senior project.... This year is hard enough, and that'll only get worse!

November 21, 2007 6:35 PM