Technically, mid-year reports have been submitted and now the college game has been converted into the waiting game. In a couple of weeks, acceptances and rejections will be sent out from universities everywhere, and all seniors can do is wait for an answer. So what should they do now?
Instead of worrying about school work all the time, a second semester senior should:
1.) Go out in the middle of the night just to see what the world is like when the sun goes down and people retire to their beds.
2.) Reserve a day for sleeping. Don’t leave the bed except bathroom breaks and food.
3.) Go to crazy concerts and scream until your voice vanishes from your throat.
4.) Have movie nights where you watch old animated Disney movies that remind you of your childhood and the innocence of elementary school before college and adult life consumes you.
5.) Explore a city you have never been to before. Explore the city you grew up next to in a new light. Find things or people that don’t want to be found.
6.) Make new friends to create memories with. Possibly find love along the way.
7.) Go to school dances and dance like you’ve never danced before. Cherish the silly moments before they are gone for good.
8.) Learn something new.
And lastly, and most importantly,
9.) Have fun.
Instead of worrying about colleges and homework and all the other stresses of life nowadays, seniors should have the opportunity to just be free and enjoy their youth while they still have it.
As Stephen Chomsky wrote in his award-winning novel “The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” “...and in that moment we were infinite.”
All seniors should find that moment and enjoy the sheer bliss it brings with it.