I’m done applying to colleges. Weird thought, isn’t it? Something that I’ve been preparing for…well…my entire life, is done. Ever since I can remember, I’ve thought about where I want to go to college. I’ve really only been preparing since 8th grade, when I wanted to make sure I got a good grade in Spanish, since it was going to be on a high school transcript. But now, after four and a half years of hard work in classes and countless hours of searching for the right program and school, I’m done. I’m finished. I sent my last application off this past week. November 30, 2011.
It’s just crazy and liberating to think that I’m finally done. I won’t have to worry about getting my applications in on time. I won’t have to sit down with Mrs. V again to talk about my college options and revise my college essays. The biggest obstacle of my senior year is finished. Now, I’ve just gotta keep up with schoolwork. Which, given I’ve done that rather well for the past four years, shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
I’m deliriously happy right now. Just because I know that I’m done. I have to wait to hear back from those colleges, but that won’t come until April, and I know that. Once the last few weeks of March roll around, I’ll be a nervous wreck. But, until then, I’m going to be happily stress-free over college and I’m going to enjoy my senior year. Senior One-Acts are starting up and I’m so excited that I get to enjoy the experience instead of giving a half-hearted attempt at directing and acting while I finish my college apps. It feels so good just to be done.
I always say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And I feel like I just took about a thousand steps. I’ve made so much progress toward something I really love: studying theatre in college. And it’s a major milestone in my life. And I can’t wait for it to begin.