Thursday, March 18, 2010

Confessions of a Senioritis Sufferer

One of the most known parts of being a high school senior is an infamous disease called, Senioritis. The disease usually presents symptoms in mid-winter or early-spring among high school seniors (duh); however it can begin to manifest much earlier than that. Symptoms include: extreme sleepiness, lethargy, forgetfulness, loss of inhibition, (possibly) angst; and in the late stages of the disease: extreme "antsyness", complete loss of interest in most aspects of life, and sometimes sleeplessness due to studying for final exams. There is only way to cure the disease, graduate from high school.

I must admit, I was hit by the early symptoms of senioritis around Christmas break when I realized, "Holy cow, I'm a semester away from graduating from high school." The only symptoms I was showing was a little bit of disregard for school, but everything was OK. But I think senioritis is starting to turn into a systemic disease for me. I'm forgetting things like nothing else, if you could see how lethargic I am in some classes I'm sure you'd agree that senioritis is attacking like crazy. But the big thing I've been saying is, "I don't care about school anymore, I just want to go to college."

It's interesting to me that I was so excited at the prospect of senior year. The top of the food chain, the pick of classes, the best year ever... yeah... not so much, but that's another blog from way back. If you want to see all that "disillusioned senior" stuff go look at my previous entry, "The Confessions of High School Senior-dom".

Senioritis has to be the strangest thing I've ever felt. I've never really been antsy about anything. Sure, when I buy a new airsoft gun I'm excited and a little bit impatient to get it, but it's nothing like what I'm experiencing right now. It's this weird feeling where... I don't really care about anything at school. I mean, I'm still trying in my classes and everything, but I don't care about high school anymore. The only thing that matters is getting done, getting a job, then going to BYU in the fall.

I'll admit, I'm going to miss Loveland High. but BYU is going to be so much better. I seriously cannot wait to get there and start. 9 weeks 'til I'm cured. So, like I've been saying for the last few weeks, I don't care about school anymore, I just want to go to college.

1 comment:

  1. Don't fight it and don't sweat things too much. A little dose of apathy is good for you after years of working super-hard in high school. It gives you a bit of perspective to take to college and helps you prioritize there.

    I miss a lot from high school...people, activities, people. They're good to remember and you'll be able to keep up with a lot of friends. You'll be surprised that you find some great people and places when you move on too though.

    College is very fun too. You are right to be excited for it. ;)