By Sophie Weyn

As we jump into January and February, my classmates and I are beginning to truly feel what it is like to be second semester seniors. The motivation to try your hardest in school slowly dwindles after an intense, difficult first semester. The first semester was filled with loads of stress, sleep deprivation, and frustration as each of us work hard to maintain our GPAs, apply to college, and somehow balance it least a sliver of a social life! The rumors are true; the first semester of senior year is rough!

For me personally, as my last few months with my classmates take off, my mind is flying in a hundred different directions. I certainly feel the “senioritis” that everyone else is feeling; however, I also find myself dealing with some more complicated emotions as well. Don’t get me wrong: I cannot wait to get to college and meet some new people, dive into new classes and curriculums, and gain some independence. It is also tricky, though, for me to imagine myself waking up to go to school at a place other than HB. I’ve been here my whole life and I haven’t known anything else. This has worked to my advantage because I’ve really grown comfortable in a place I consider my second home, but I also really don’t know what it feels like to be in a different academic learning environment. On top of this, I also have a hard time imagining myself at school without my same classmates, teachers, and peers. I’ve gotten to know so many fantastic people during my time at HB, and it’s hard to think about leaving these people.

Essentially, I just can’t make up my mind on how exactly I’m feeling about concluding my final year here! What I do know is that I’m going to make the most of it, and try to approach everyday in the best way I can.