Addison Neely Senior Column

Addison Neely

     The fact that I am a senior allows me to dispense philosophical advice to my fellow underclassmen, but honestly I have the maturity level of a 12 year old so my “advice” might be a little skewed.    I’m just as surprised as anyone that I made it this far because my procrastination has really taken its toll from time to time.  Anything I say won’t pertain to everyone and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

     One thing to keep in mind is that high school relationships should not dictate your life.  Do not take it too personally when the “love of your life” doesn’t text you back, even after you called them 47 times.  Watch the movie He’s just not that into you and you will get the message quite clear.  The most important thing to take from this place is to not take high school too seriously.  According to movies like Mean Girls and The Breakfast Club this place is a breeding ground for incompetent gossip-loving individuals who still maintain the “survival of the fittest” mentality. Their main purpose in life is to take you down.  But if you don’t waste your time trying to be popular, you shouldn’t have this problem. 

     On a more serious note, high school is what you make of it.  As petty and cliché as that sounds, it is pretty solid advice.  You can choose to mope over what was said about you on the bathroom wall, you can sit at home all day just Facebook stalking or you can be proactive and try to enjoy your high school years. 

    Perhaps my depiction of high school is a little exaggerated and not exactly my real experience.  And despite my constant complaining about getting out of here, I am seriously going to miss it. I will never forget dancing to Metal Shop at football games or the boys dance competition at the pep rally.  And I will never forget the moment when we beat Stony Point in football and running on the field with my fellow seniors.   The friendships I have made will never fade away when I leave this town.  I sincerely don’t believe high school is going to be the best years of anyone’s life. But make it a great time or not, the choice is yours.