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How Do You Grow Up? (Send Help I Have No Idea)

Fairly sure this captures my thoughts on beginning college searching.

Fairly sure this captures my thoughts on beginning college searching.

Madeline Porterfield

Fairly sure this captures my thoughts on beginning college searching.

Madeline Porterfield

Madeline Porterfield

Fairly sure this captures my thoughts on beginning college searching.

    It’s reached that time of year where the seniors have mostly decided on where they’ll be attending school in the fall, so heads have turned to the juniors to begin scheduling and thinking about college. We were corralled into Acuff and the first words said were, “You have sixteen months until graduation,” so it was quite clear we need to get serious about taking classes that prepare us for college.

    Next year, there’s the opportunity to take classes ten feet over at the university, so for those of us taking those, we will technically be enrolled in college this fall, though still an academy student.

    I don’t know about the rest of my peers, but the concept of college TOTALLY and COMPLETELY freaks me out. I’m going to need to be eased into adulthood like an AP Chemistry titration- you can’t titrate an acid with a base by pouring the base in all at once; it has to be gradual. Perhaps taking dual credit classes will be an appropriate lead-in to my sooner than later future in college.

    In just a year and a half I’m going to have to be completely responsible for myself! Who’s going to be there to make me chicken noodle soup when I get sick like my mom does or go get my car serviced for me like my dad does? I’m going to have to… buy groceries.

    As we upperclassmen begin the search for where we’re to spend our lives for the next few years bridging high school into adulthood, we need to sit down, take a chill pill, get enough sleep, and NOT freak out about our childhood’s demise.

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