Column: High school is coming to a close


Romeeka Siddiqui, staff columnist

Romeeka Siddiqui, staff columnist
Complete. Accomplished. Rendered. Done. However you word it, it’s almost over. High school is coming to a close for me. I’ll be a senior in about a month and it scares me. Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was crying for my parents to pick me up from nap time. Twelve years later, I’m crying for other reasons. I’m sad because I don’t want to grow up just yet; I’m not ready no matter how many times I claim to be. The real world is a horrifying place and everything will change once I am out of the 12th grade.

When I was younger, all I wanted to do was grow up. I couldn’t wait to start driving, to go to Prom, or even get a cell phone.I wanted to be a big girl and be on my own already. But now I want time to stop, or at least slow down. I know that graduating high school is just a small accomplishment compared to the success that is yet to come in the future, but it’s still the first step to a major transition.

This school year was the fastest year of my life. I still remember the first day of school so clearly; the anxiety I had on the last day of summer, the sadness I faced with the thought of having to endure junior year, it’s all so clearly etched in my mind. The months seemed like weeks and the weeks seemed like days. I still remember stressing over my sister’s graduation party we had over the summer and I can’t believe she’s almost done with her first year in college. My brother is going into his second year of high school next year and my baby sister will officially be in middle school. Again, where does the time go? The holidays went by so quickly too. Halloween, Christmas, Spring Break, it’s all over.

Now is the time for everyone to think. Reflect on what they did this year and what they hope to accomplish next year. Freshman and sophomores have the most opportunities to maybe change themselves to become better students. Juniors just need to get prepared for senior year and do their best to get into the best college. High School is coming to a close but you know what they say, when one door closes, another one opens.