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Care-free not first word to describe high school

October 2, 2018

I’ve heard from older people all around me, when they’re reminiscing about their high school years, about how care-free their lives were.

That can be true to a certain extent, but care-free is not the first word I would use to describe my everyday life.

The life of a student is, at a glance, rather stress-free, but that’s before all of the extracurriculars are accounted for. I wake up twice a week at 7 a.m.to get ready to go to school, and the other three days I get up at 6 a.m. for a school activity at 7.

I have soccer practice twice a week in Fremont for two hours, after a 35-minute drive both ways. Most of the kids in my class are either involved in football, volleyball or softball, which has practice for two hours every day after school. On top of that, as a senior, I am taking two math classes, which means I have two different assignments every night on two completely different aspects of mathematics. At least my brain gets a good workout.

Overall, between friends, family, relationships, extracurriculars, jobs and school work, being a student can be quite hectic sometimes. It can be difficult to juggle fun time and responsibility.

Being a student in this day and age has its ups and downs, but I believe that overall this amount of responsibility is preparing us students for adulthood. We are learning how to be organized so that we can face difficult situations in our future.

The life of a student isn’t always easy-going, but maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Who knows, perhaps 20 or 30 years from now, I’ll look back on my high school days, and all the stress I felt then will feel like nothing.

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