Lately I’ve been under the influence of Senior Year.
Lately I’ve been trying to make sense of how high school has flown by. It feels like yesterday when I made one of my favorite teachers cry from a bittersweet note I wrote him halfway through freshman year. But now, roles are reversed and I’m the one on the verge of tears.
Lately I’ve been thankful for the Senior Bucket List my best friend and I composed prior to the start of school. It’s been keeping our friendship strong while doing things both of us have considered doing in high school, but now finally have a reason to.
Lately I’ve been considering colleges; listing out future possibilities and touring campuses. What I thought was my top choice college, might not be my first choice after touring a different campus the other week.
Lately I’ve been working my butt off at my part time fast food job. Every shift gives me another reason to make me thankful for my coworkers whether it’s from their advice or spontaneous cupcake days.
Lately I’ve been wondering where the hell I got the perseverance to run the majority of a 5K with a twisted ankle and skinned knee. Gym junkies don’t skip out on the finish line no matter the pain I guess.
Lately I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve learned in high school and the person I’ve become. To be honest, it feels like the only thing I’ve learned was how to love myself and treat myself right; no matter what else is going on in my life. For the first time since childhood, I think I’m finally comfortable enough in my own skin to make decisions for the sole purpose of bettering myself.
Lately I’ve been extremely busy to the point where my cat has to interject to remind myself to take a break… and I wouldn’t have it any other way.