For most high school students, the incipient stages of senior year are a time of involuntary self-reflection. With college application season looming, almost every high school senior, myself included, often finds himself or herself trapped in a perpetual writer’s block, forced to summarize every single life achievement, failure, and significant experience in 500 words.
It’s a difficult process, to say the least. But it can also be quite therapeutic. As I write about my past three years in high school, it is fascinating to see how I have grown over the past couple years and how certain events, people, and memories have shaped me into who I am.