Follow Your Instincts

Srihita Raju

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        As a freshman, I always thought that senior year must be so stressful. Not even because you’re getting ready to move on to adult life or because you have to worry about college, but because so many things you do will be your last time doing them. Having a last pep fest or a last homecoming or a last project with classmates. Looking back now, I never even really thought about anything as being my last this year. Although, that probably has to do with the fact that it ended sooner than I expected, but that’s okay. Instead of thinking about senior year as a year of lasts, I looked at it like the year of everything coming together.

         Over the past few years, I had found the people that made me happy, the teachers who I looked up to and the things I loved to do. Of course, there is so much left for me to learn about myself, but it was nice to have those people and things that made my senior year so worth it.

         If I had to give one piece of advice to anyone, it would be to follow your instincts. If you know that you want to do something, then don’t question what could possibly go wrong. If you know a friendship maybe isn’t right for you, don’t be afraid of choosing what is best for you. Also, put effort into getting to know your teachers and classmates. You never know who you’ll connect with and who will be there for you when you need it.

I wish I would’ve tried to connect with more people early on, and I wish I would have followed my instincts more often. But, I’m happy that through my four years at EPHS I have found people that stuck by me while I was learning who I was and activities and clubs that helped me grow. As much as I am ready to move on, I can’t lie, I’m going to miss being an Eagle.