Senior year coming to a close

Going away to college is not always the right thing to do.

Going away to college is not always the right thing to do.

Hayley Forte, Staff Writer

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As a freshman I never thought that being a senior would be as scary as it actually is. I never thought that I would get rejected from a college, but I did, never thought that I would get into some of the colleges that I got into but I did. As May 1 approaches, I fear that I will make the wrong decision of where I want to spend the next four years of my life.

I’m someone who loves to be around my family more than anything and I look to them for 95% of advice. So staying local is a big possibility for me. At the same time, getting away and learning how to deal with everything on my own is also something I have lots of interest in. Being in a college setting seems to be ideal for everyone around me, so as someone who tries to fit in the best they can, I feel the need to go off like everyone else, like my sister did and like my parents did.

After a long talk with friends and my parents, I decided that I didn’t need to do what everyone else is doing; I need to do what is best for me and what I want to do when I’m older. The best thing that I could do for myself is going to be taking classes at USF and living at home so I can still see my family every day and always have them there to support me.  If you’re a senior that still doesn’t know what to do after high school, don’t stress. If it really comes down to I,t you can take classes at  SPC for two years and then transfer off to a university when you feel that you are ready to move on to bigger things. The most important thing to remember is not everyone is ready to go off to college after graduation, and there is nothing wrong with that.


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