Personal Narrative: Dealing With Stress

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“I can’t wait to be a senior” was something I would say whenever I walked into my anatomy class full of seniors who did nothing at all but every time I would Jesslyn would stop me, cock her eyebrow, make a ‘you are kidding me right?’ face and say “be careful what you wish for” and I’m now understanding what she meant. Learning responsibility, independence, and how to deal with stress is the most difficult for me coming into senior year.
Everyone looks forward to senior year, thought of as the easiest year by many students. However, I thought wrong managing between cleaning, cooking, and making sure all my school work was done quickly became overwhelming. I was doing too much with too little time and it started to affect my personal life. I was staying at home trying to finish all my work or I wasn’t doing it at
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Steadily my stress went up worrying about school, friends, and whether I’d be able to dig myself out of the hole I dug myself into. But that was before I realized that being responsible was the key to changing practically everything. I started to turn in work on time and even early. I made time for my friends we went out to the movies, went to football games or just hung out on regular bases. All the while I still managed to finish homework and housework.
Transitioning from childhood to adulthood is one of the best and worst transitions of life. The ability of being able to make your own decisions and taking care of yourself creates a thrill but also a sense of fear. I grew up, though, and understood that being an adult isn’t all fun and games. The responsibility, stress, and independence hit me like a freight train during my senior year. However, I’m learning how to manage my time, deal with stress in productive ways, and responsibility with a positive outlook became of utmost importance to

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