May and June are probably the most bittersweet months of any senior (high school or college)’s academic year. The unfortunate truth is that these last two months will probably be the last time that you see a lot of your semi-close friends and acquaintances that you’ve gotten to know over the past four or so years; you’ll more than likely stay in touch with your closest friends through Facebook or visits, but, let’s face it: things will never be the same. On the bright side, you still have these two months (and possibly the summer) to make some awesome memories and hang out before you all go your separate ways. Plus, the odds are that you’ll also be attending lots of suppers and banquets honoring your extracurricular achievements and whatnot. All in all, it’s an inevitable event that’s going to be sad, but you’ve gotta make the best out of it.
Personally, I couldn’t be more anxious to graduate and finish senior year. I know that any non-high school student that reads this is probably rolling their eyes and saying something along the lines of “You’re gonna miss it” under their breath; the truth is, they’re probably right. I’m going to miss having the same friends that I’ve known for the past thirteen years for all of my classes every day. I’ll miss being able to just talk in Spanish all day because everyone speaks it here anyway. Most of all, I’ll miss my family and my closest friends, the people who have shaped me into the man I am today. But, I understand that life is about experiencing things and moving on to more experiences, not living in the past. I’m anxious to get to Medford and begin my future as a student at Tufts University. So anxious, in fact, that I’m proud to announce that I’m going to be at Tufts this summer. Yesterday, I submitted the paperwork for the BLAST program, a relatively-new program at Tufts for a few students who are either the first member of their family to attend college or who come from a university that empirically does not send many students to four-year universities, including Tufts. About twenty other incoming freshman and I will be at Tufts the second summer taking classes and attending lectures from Tufts staff on making the transition from high school to college. I could not anticipate this amazing opportunity more, and I can’t wait to begin my studies at Tufts.
With graduation around the corner, I’m just about checked out of my high school. Like most of us, I’m thinking a lot about the future and not giving too much focus on the present; this might be a bad thing, and I acknowledge that, but that’s just how most of us are right now. AP tests are just about over, so I’ve been focusing a lot on my music. If you want to check out any of my covers or originals, they’re available to listen to on my Soundcloud (which you can find here). I look forward to meeting everyone reading this in the future. From the senior at Tufts about to graduate to the senior in high school getting ready to begin his or her new life and everyone in between, I wish you the best and hope that you live your life so that every memory you make is one that you can look back on and smile. Happy summer!