Junior Year Of High School Essay

782 Words Sep 8th, 2015 4 Pages
Junior year of high school is a tough one. You’re still trying to find yourself, yet you load up on courses and push to get straight A’s to impress those colleges out there. You begin to craft an application essay, learn more about each school, and narrow it down to a few choices so you can go visit them come spring time. Nope, that wasn’t me. I couldn’t find myself, and I was still in the early stages of planning out what I really wanted to do with my life. Didn’t care too much for school work or what my grades ending up looking like. Never even had college cross my mind as other kids in my class were scrambling to plan trips to visit them. It was just too soon to think about it. I didn’t even know if I wanted to go. Maybe I just wanted to go to community college and glide by and get a degree and call it a day. I did badly my junior year, failing a class and barely passing another. I figured I’d need to change my senior year (even if it was too late) if I really wanted to go to a four-year university, “like everyone else.” It hurt my confidence because I figured I couldn’t keep up, and my habits of procrastination and lack of caring were too far embedded into who I am. But, I was wrong. Senior year came along, the year that everyone claims is the year you slack off, miss some days and just glide by to punch your ticket out and go to college. At this point, most people knew where they were going anyway and were just waiting on that acceptance letter to arrive in their…

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