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Audra Smith

Audra Smith

Audra Smith

Sam Jacobsen, Junior Editor

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Next year, I’ll be a senior.  More importantly, I’ll be in my last year of high school.  How does this make me feel?  Fine.  

Senior year’s a big deal for a lot of reasons.  It’s arguably the most important year in one’s school life.  For many it is the representation of becoming an adult.  Moving away from childhood into adulthood.  It is the acquisition of new and exciting responsibilities, and when graduation is done all students are left with is a quest:  What next?  

For many that question will be answered with excitement and ease.  For many more, however, that question is frightening and hard to answer.  That’s a big question with countless answers:  What next?  It can be a very empowering question–it’s the power of choice.  At the same time it is a restricting question.  It’s time…you have to choose now.  I can only imagine how frightening being asked that question could be.  

And, the time at which I will have to answer that question is coming up FAST.

It’s bittersweet–it really is.  On one hand, I don’t know how I am going to endure another year trapped in Centaurus.  I want to get out of here badly.  But, on the other hand, I’m nervous.  Life’s unpredictable, and it made more sense when I was younger.  

Isn’t that odd?  As I’ve grown older and supposedly smarter, life has started to make less and less and less and less and less and less sense.  The truth is that I’ve got no clue about life.  It’s odd.  It scares me, and I’m nervous to have to face it full on.  

High school is tight, and sweaty, and constricting.  I need more room; I want more room.  Yet, being a high school teenager means I’m safer, and less responsible.  I like it that way.  

I’d much rather live my life goofing off with pals then working.  I’d rather die young then have to live with getting old and enduring more.  Still, I Know I’ll have to get older and move on, and frankly, I’m excited.  I can’t wait for senior year, and for what lies beyond.    

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