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COLLEGE… It’s coming faster than you think

This past weekend I went to a college open house  and it kind of freaked me out.

I’ve been to a few college tours before but those are usually over in an hour or two, but this weekend I was at the open house from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

I’m only a junior, but college is still just around the corner. It seems like yesterday that I was watching Hannah Montana and playing with barbies, but now I’m visiting colleges and getting my license (hopefully).

The open house consisted of a lot of sitting and listening which was nothing out of the ordinary, but what made it real was touring a dorm. We went into someone’s actual dorm room and got to see what living on campus would actually be like. I got a little emotional thinking about how in less than two years I could be living that very dorm or one very similar.

I’m nearing the end of my childhood; one day in the not so distant future I’ll be an adult. I hate to say this but high school really does fly by. When I was really young I would always imagine being older but I don’t know if I ever realized that it would actually happen.

Previously, I spent time watching dorm tours and looking at majors while now I spend much more time looking at scattergrams to see if it’s even possible for me to get into these schools. College used to be something that would only excite me, now there’s a lot of fear in the mix. Will I even get into the school I want to go to? Will I be able to make it on my own? Will I even be able to start a career?

While these are all thoughts that still crowd my mind, I have to remind myself to still enjoy high school while it lasts. Because as I get older I’m only going to have more responsibilities. Because I’ve only got two years left I’m going to spend them sleeping friend’s houses, staying up late, going to football games and school dances and of course doing homework.

I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason and I’m sure the pieces of my life will eventually fall into place. I’m going to do my best to prepare myself for college and I’m going to work hard but I’m not going to stress myself out over something that I can’t control.

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