It's normal for seniors to have mixed emotions about this time of year. You're picking your colleges. You're about to finish high school. You're looking forward to becoming a college freshman and launching the next four years of your life. It's an exciting time.
But you might also be sad to think about saying goodbye to your high school friends. A lot of you may have grown up together. You traded lunch items in elementary school and played AYSO soccer together. You survived junior high intact and went on to get your drivers' licenses. You sung in the school musicals, joined clubs and enjoyed your summer breaks together. You've been to dances, football games and parties together. These are the people you spent your high school years with. And as excited as you may be to leave and start college, it's normal to have mixed emotions and have a hard time imagining what it will be like to say goodbye to the friends who've been such an important part of your high school lives.
So, if you're feeling those mixed emotions when you think about leaving your friends, how do you think your parents feel about you leaving them?
Seniors, be nice to your parents these next few months. They're going through a lot of mixed emotions, too.