Senoritis- it's a real disease.
As I casually strolled about facebook (my normal hiatus from Sunday night procrastination...I mean homework), I found myself itching to press the 'like' button under Collin Murphy's status: "Senoritis". What is senioritis? Unlike any other illness that ends in 'itis', it is actually a psuedo-disease of procrastination, impatience, etc. Okay, like right there. Instead of thinking for more than twenty seconds about another word to describe it, I used the good ol' 'etc'. But anyway, I didn't press that 'like' button. When I stopped to consider the fact that I was sitting on facebook, yet again, contemplating the literal mounds of homework sitting unfinished on various surfaces about my room, and not doing anything about it but feeling guilty, I couldn't bring myself to even look at the word 'Senioritis' anymore. I wish it were that easy, to have an excuse for everything I'm not doing. But it's not. Sure, I believe that us high school veterans are more likely to suffer from boredom. I mean, we have been walking down the same hallways, listening to the same voices, eating the same food, and complaining about the same homework for four years. But thinking about it now, I wish that I had been more appreciative and hard working during those years. Isn't it funny that you don't realize your own potential until it's too late? That's what it feels like to me, anyway. 'Senioritis' is bittersweet- it's the unquenchable thirst for freedom from the monotony of highschool, and a stabbing fear of what that freedom actually means. Now, I don't normally have these internal struggles on facebook, because usually facebook doesn't require too much thought process. But this boy's simple one word status made me realize how much I might've missed out on, just because I chose to blame my dwindling efforts on 'Senioritis.' Call it my second wind, because I feel a change in the air. We're graduating soon- I want to make sure I can accept my diploma knowing I gave all that I got.