I honestly cannot believe how fast 2019 has passed by. Like my fellow classmates, the majority of us spent countless hours since the first of the year studying for SATs or ACTs, AP exams and subject tests, touring college campuses, lining up and working part-time and summer jobs, writing college essays, applying to colleges, and of course, staying on top of our school work which never seems to let up. To say the year has been stressful is an understatement.
In reflecting back on the year, the time since Nov. 1 when you hit the send button on most, if not all, of your college applications is the most nerve-racking time. Will a school want me? Will the school that accepts me be the one that I want? Will my first choice defer me or outright reject me? Will my dreams be crushed? The answer to this last question is an emphatic NO. My dreams will not be crushed because a new year is upon us and with it brings new resolutions, adventures, experiences, and challenges. Like the old adage, I am a “glass half full” kind of guy.