Senior year of high school is the most fun but also the most stressful year for just about anyone. Between the senioritis that is way too real (and also is a constant reminder of how close you are to leaving home) and all of the applications you have to fill out, you feel like you don’t truly get to enjoy it. The other route is doing what I did, putting all my eggs in one basket and only applying to one school (the best school in the nation I might add).
October was stressful for me because I am a huge procrastinator and waited until the very last minute to submit my early decision application. I’m not saying everyone should apply early, especially if they aren’t 100% sure the place they’re applying to is even where they actually want to spend the next four years of their life.
November comes next and you’re anxious to hear back from the school of your dreams, even though you know that it will be a while before you even find out. You continuously are checking your e-mail and the mailbox every day just waiting on that acceptance letter.
This continues through December and if you were lucky enough to be nominated for the Morehead – Cain scholarship, this is the month where you find out if you move on to the next level. But in my case, this was the month where a goal of mine blew up in my face. I had never expected to make it past the first round because I’m not the type of person who likes to get my hopes up about things like this one. It did hurt to read that e-mail and see where I had been rejected though. This made me even more nervous about my application to the school because I could be getting the same exact e-mail in about a month and a half.
January will seem like the longest month of your life and it’s okay. I still will stress out and check everything possible at least four times a day but that’s part of the fun in it. What you have to learn to do is trust God’s plan because he knows what he’s doing. Everything happens for a reason and even if we don’t know what that reason is, things will work out how they are supposed to.
I am currently still waiting to hear back from UNC on whether or not I got in or not. I am learning to take life day by day and just enjoy my senior year because it only happens once. Don't stress - just have faith and know that God's got you!