One month until graduation. Can you make it?
Senioritis always becomes a problem towards the end of the year. We get that itching for college life. And for others who may not be attending college, it’s just the itching for a life of not being in school. But guess what? After AP exams, we’re in the home stretch!
So, where did it all begin? Where does senioritis come from? Why are we prone to it?
Senioritis, according to Google, is defined as “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” Taylor Kennedy (’17), said that “it set in around November 2016 when I started to realize that graduation was close and I was just too lazy. My motivation just vanished. I mean I keep my grades up, but I just have no motivation.”
(Glad it hasn’t affected someone’s grades, because I can’t seem to make an A in anything but the subject of senioritis.)
Along with college prep and questions about life after high school comes anxiety. Gaby Vasconcelos (’17) said, “I’m anxious about starting my new life and not knowing what comes next. I can’t truly know what is going to happen, and that scares me. I’m the kind of person that likes to know what’s coming. I don’t like surprises. So I’m anxious because no matter how much I plan, I know it’s not going to happen that way. Hence, anxiety is my best friend.”
It is hard. We have been in school for 12 plus years, and then we are kicked out on our own with not much knowledge and no experience as to what life is outside of school. For those undecided or simply not attending college, life is even scarier. As this year comes to an end, a new life begins. A life we may not be prepared for, but a life we have to get through. So, as you graduate, hold onto every special moment you’ve experienced throughout your last year. And keep that innocence as you begin your new journey. Have no fear.
Sorry I cannot seem to finish this article, I lost motivation and I got bored. The ‘itis is setting in. I think I might go take a nap or something, or maybe I’ll skip the rest of the school day, or go shopping and….