I literally can’t even explain how much I have hated my whole junior year. I decided early on in the year that I was just going to grin and bear it through this whole year…and I am so happy it will be over in 10 days. Looking back on it, I do have some regrets about rushing through this year. I’m not going to lie, there were a lot of opportunities missed simply because of my bad, depressed attitude, but I think it was all part of coping with this year. It’s like I’ve been holding my breath all year and on May 31st I’ll finally be able to breathe again. I remember I would come home crying everyday at the beginning of the year but once I started to accept the fact that this year was going to suck, I just became numb to it and went into survival mode: I just wanted to get through it. As much as I tried to change my situation, I just kept falling back to the same place and I am ready for a fresh start next year. I am determined to have an amazing senior year and I won’t let anyone get in the way of that like I did this year. I know if I start letting myself fall back into that depressed mood, there’s no going back. I am so ready to start thinking about my future and life outside of high school— it’s so nice to know there’s more out there.