Your senior year is truly one of the most important times of your life. You'll make some of the best memories, as well as some of the biggest decisions you've ever made before. In preparing for your last year of high school, know that the coming season is full of newness, but that the same God is by your side in all of it (Hebrews 13:8). As you look ahead & consider your faith, this blog is for you. Here are some eternal truths to remember & encouragements to cling to.
I didn't picture myself writing this blog at home. As I sat at the dining room table, cornbread browned in the oven, NFL football blared from the living room, and the trees sparkled with frozen crystals of ice in the sunlight. I was supposed to be in Clinton, snuggled on the love seat in my tiny apartment, savoring a hot cup of tea, only a stone's throw from the campus that I have called home for nearly four years. That was the setting I imagined writing about my last first day of class, yet things change. The fact that my last first day has come announces this truth: things do, in fact, change. This day signifies that what once began will draw to a close.
Senior year is here, and if you are like me (I'm also a senior, except in college), you feel a bit overwhelmed and as if you have no idea of what you are doing. Lucky for you, I have been a senior in high school (and have enlisted the help of the awesome admissions counselor, Michelle Ladner), so I'm here to help you figure out what in the world you should be doing right now.
This fall was a whirlwind of applications, transcripts, ACT scores, and housing deposits. Ya'll have done a great job staying on top of things so far (most of you...). But at this point in the year, college requirements can get a little confusing. You might even be wondering, "What have I already done? What do I have left to do? How do I know I'm not messing everything up?"
For most of you reading this blog, the illusive senior year has finally arrived. Trying to find a college, a major, and a purpose for your life can be difficult when trying to balance school, friends, and extracurricular activities. While senior year can be tough, it can also be pretty amazing, so here's some advice by one of my favorite authors, Shel Silverstein, (coupled with some commentary by yours truly) to help you make it through senior year.
Hey friends, it's Elizabeth, and welcome to the end of the school year. 'Tis the season for warm weather, bittersweet good-byes, and reflecting on how you've grown over the past year. A few days ago I met with a friend of mine, and she asked me the top three things I'd learned this year. It's actually a pretty tough question, and I'd encourage you to ask yourself and your friends. Also, since I tend to be long-winded and refuse to be constrained to three, here are seven lessons I've learned during my senior year of college.
The funny thing about the future is, you never really know what it holds until it becomes the present. No matter how hard we pursue our dreams and goals, their outcome remains a mystery. That's the nature of the future--it is yet to come and, therefore, unknown. So, in the midst of the haze, how do you find your future?