Last week, I was called down to the guidance office to discuss my senior year/post graduation plans. I told my counselor that I wanted to attend this local community college and then transfer to a four year and that day I filled out a college application and sent out my transcripts. I do not know when I will get the news that I am accepted or not, but I am excited. It still does not seem real that I am graduating this year and moving on to bigger and better things.
Back in July, I decided to start my fitness journey. I started at 240 pounds and I am currently 227.6 pounds. I wanted to reach 220 pounds by September 6th, my first day of senior year, but it did not happen and that is okay because slow progress is better than no progress. Since July 1st, I have been tracking my calories every single day and just this month, I have started including workouts into my daily routine. When I wake up at 9:30 every day, my first instinct is to put on my workout clothes and go out the door. That is the best feeling I have ever felt in my whole entire life; the feeling of wanting to workout. I am excited to begin school because having a routine will help me to stay focus on what I want. I will do these weight loss updates every other month to keep all of you up to date on my fitness journey.
My senior year schedule is packed full with classes relating to my major. I am excited for this school year, but also nervous for what the future holds. Anyways, here is my schedule:
Fall Semester: Intro to Robotics/Coding, Psychology, Accounting 2 and Public Speaking
Spring Semester: Social Misfits, Pre-Calculus and Government/Economics
When I found out the day of my graduation, I immediately called the admissions officer at the local community college that I want to attend. After a few minutes, he returned my call and said that I would be able to attend college in the Spring semester, but I would not be able to receive financial aid because I would be graduating early. When I found that out, I knew that I would not be graduating this January. I am not upset about it, but I am not pleased with my guidance counselor who never told me that I would not be able to receive FAFSA. I am looking at this as my guardian angel looking out for me. I believe everything happens for a reason so there must be a reason as to why this could not work out. I am, however, looking forward to my senior year memories like prom, the senior breakfast, the senior musical, etc. I do feel a little at ease now because I am no longer rushing into college. This setback could be a wonderful thing for me.
Today I went to the community college that I want to attend to figure out if I will be able to attend college in the Spring Semester while I am finishing my senior year in January. Long story short, no one knows yet. The officer told me to contact my high school to figure out the date in which I am graduating to see if finishing up high school and beginning college won’t overlap for a long amount of time. I believe I am in the clear if I will be attending both for about a week, but things get more complicated if it is any longer than that. He discussed the possibility of me finishing earlier by a few days if we do run into that problem. The officer also gave me an application and some FAFSA related things. I filled out the application today in the hopes that I will be able to send it out tomorrow if I get an okay from him on the whole attending high school and college at the same time situation. It was so strange to be on the campus at the same time as the college students. Growing up is kind of scary.
This year, I will be graduating from high school a semester early with an advanced diploma. I plan on attending a local community college online and majoring in business administration. Once I finish my two years there, I plan on transferring to Binghamton University or Mansfield University where I will receive my bachelor of business administration. After graduation, I would love to move to Pennsylvania and open up my own Inn. This is just a little insight of my post-graduation plans. I do not have everything figured out, but that is okay because I love the spontaneity of it all.
I never thought the words, “I’m graduating early”, would ever come out of my mouth. Today I visited with my guidance counselor to discuss my senior year schedule, only to come to the realization that it will be packed full with a bunch “filler classes” because I only need 3 more credits to receive my advanced diploma. When I returned home, I sent my guidance counselor an email asking about the possibility of me graduating a semester early in January. Next week, I am meeting with him to get everything finalized. Since I will be graduating early, that means everything will be pushed ahead. Applying to college, attending college, applying for financial aid, graduating from high school, etc. When I think of leaving a semester early, I feel excited. I will be creating a series on this blog about graduating early and applying to college. I do not know what I will call it yet, but you will find out shortly.