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Say it Louder: sophomore year

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Opinion editor Emma Crampton shares her thoughts on various topics in her weekly column.

Opinion editor Emma Crampton shares her thoughts on various topics in her weekly column.

With the 2016-2017 school year coming to a close, I am starting to look back and reflect on the occurrences this year brought. Although this was possibly the fastest school year I’ve ever experienced, the most change also happened to me. I feel as though I am mentally a completely different person then I was this time last year.

Before I began my high school career, everyone would always rave on and on about how it ends in the blink of an eye. I found it hard to believe at the time that four whole years could go by so fast. Now that I am halfway done with high school, however, I know exactly what they meant. From the time I entered the school’s doors for the first time in 2015 to now, it feels like hardly any time at all has passed. Despite that, from then to now I have also gone through the most changes as a person and learned the most lessons than any other point in my life thus far.

One of the many thing I learned this year was you can always bounce back when you have a setback. I started sophomore year out by putting way too many things on my plate and just assuming I would have the time and energy to handle it all. This caused my GPA to drop and my stress level to rise. From this, I had to teach myself self evaluation. It is okay to admit that something is too much for you to handle; everyone has different limits. I also had to learn how to recover from this. From experiencing a drop in grades and being able to come back from it increased my work ethic

Morally, I have discovered a lot about myself as well. I found out that you become who you surround yourself with, so I began to surround myself with who I want to be more like. I have opened my mind to more options as to what I want myself to be.

Even though this year was rough on me both inside and outside of school, I learned the most about myself.

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