Junior Year Reflection + What's to Come

Prom 2015

I'm not really sure where the year went. I feel like just yesterday I was nervously walking into the high school I know like the back on my hand because this was it. Junior year. A year I've been dreading since forever. Now tonight I will be attending my last graduation as a spectator before my own. This year was crazy in a bad and good way. 

Bad: My dad was transferred to Ohio. I thought I was moving for most of the first semester. I struggled with my mental health. A lot. I broke down more than ever. I didn't exactly do well on the SAT. 
Good: I finished another year with the football team. I worked hard to get the grades I got. I became a lot closer with some of my friends. I restarted a club that I am passionate about. I think I found who I am and who I want to be. I am working toward being happier and healthier. 

Homecoming 2014

People say junior year is the worst, and I wouldn't say they are lying. I think junior year is hard for multiple reasons. 1. You're freaking out about growing up. 2. Classes get harder, and you know you need to do well for college. 3. Thinking about college in general. 4. Sleep isn't a thing anymore. All factors combine for a rough year, but I honestly think it all makes you a better person. 

Football Season 2014

Here's my advice to upcoming juniors:
-If you haven't learned by now... Perfection is not an option. It's okay to make mistakes. 
-Late nights will be a regular occurrence. It will be alright. Who needs sleep? 
-If you don't wear nice clothes every day, no one will care. Chances are you aren't the only one. 
-Don't make stupid mistakes. 
-Spend time with your friends. This is one of your last years with them. Make it last. 
-Work hard. These are the grades that colleges will see. That's nerve-wracking, but you can do it.
-Find something you love. You will need a distraction from the craziness. 

New York 2015

This summer I am excited to see what happens. I'm going to LSU for a journalism camp. I'll be working on AP Bio and AP Lit summer work with my best friends. And of course, getting ready for the SAT/ACT. I will spend some time in Ohio with my dad and mom and some time in Georgia with Emma. I hope to spend a lot of time working on the blog and crossing on items from my 101 in 1001 list. I have to get senior photos done. Maybe I'll visit Will in Boston. I am excited to spend one of my last summers in Georgia before I go to college.

Here's the summer of 2015 and the final year of high school. :)

xoxo, jKm

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