5 Things to Do Your Senior Year of High School3:03 PM
Your senior year is one of the most amazing times in life. You are old enough to do what you want (drive, go places without your parents, do things by yourself) and not quite old enough to do the stuff you don't want (pay bills, make money, be responsible for children/other people). It really is a great time.
My last day of my senior year is April 30th and I graduate officially in May. The time has flown by!! I feel like just yesterday I was starting my senior year!
Over this year I have learned a few things and I thought that today I would share some of those things with you. This is my top 5 things that every senior should do/learn before they graduate.
1. learn your social security number
I didn't realize just how much people use their SSN before my senior year. It has been so helpful to have it memorized. You will need your SSN for applying to colleges, making doctors appointments, filling out job applications, even getting a library card! And it's much safer to have it stored in your head than having it stored in your purse.
2. master basic car maintenance
soon you will moving out, getting a job, maybe going to college. Your dad and/or brother isn't going to be around to help you when you have car trouble, so learning simple things like changing a tire and checking oil can be a lifesaver. Learn your car. If your car starts acting different don't ignore it, get it looked at.
3. completely and confidently learn how to drive
maybe this isn't a problem for city kids, but for us country folk driving in big cities and on the interstate is hardly ever necessary. Driving on the interstate and in bigger cities is something you have to learn before you leave home. I was super scared of the interstate before this year, now I can drive it just fine. I also got a gps which is my new best friend.
4. live it up
I'm not saying go against your parents wishes on anything, but do things that you would never have done before. Dye your hair, go on a mission trip, run a 5k, skydive, go on a roadtrip, volunteer, take an art class, learn to do something new!!
5. get a part time job
you are going to have to get a job when you leave home so you might as well learn about the business world now. Learning how to fill out a job application, and how to act in an interview is something you can master now before you head off into the world. Another plus to getting a job your senior year is having a little extra cash to save up for college and spend on outings with your friends.
What are some things you think are important to learn/do your senior year?