We are over halfway through the school year. For seniors, it’s three months until the rest of our lives begin, for 8th graders, it’s the last three months that they will be children.
For the rest of you, you get to move up in the social hierarchy. Well done on not failing this year. For seniors this is also the tipping point of every senior’s disease of the mind and body: senioritis.
Senioritis: An affliction of students in their final year of high school, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.
Senioritis hits some of us very hard, the sudden need to do absolutely nothing overpowering the scolding from parents and the disappointment of teachers.
I remember as a junior thinking that senioritis must not be so bad. Who hasn’t been motivated to not do homework before?
I have never been more wrong. No longer do I simply feel like not doing homework, I have no desire to do anything regarding school. Is coming to school really that important? How much will my grade drop if I don’t do that assignment? Should I watch Netflix or write that paper?
But for some reason, I continue to do it, eventually and with much less enthusiasm, but I write the papers and do the math assignments and show up to class. Something about failing senior year doesn’t really appeal to me after all.
Other people have to keep their grades at a B or above average for scholarships or a 4.0 GPA for valedictorian. I do not envy those people, but I do congratulate them for their hard work and the effort that they put forward finally paying off. Good for you.
I, however, am very happy finishing my assignment the morning it’s due and choosing Netflix over those papers. Procrastination station is happening in my little world and I couldn’t be convinced to change for anything.