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Keeping Up the Positivity this School Year

By Gabrielle Harris

This school year has finally dawned for us all. For me, being a senior, my work load has gotten nowhere near easier. I somehow planted the idea in my mind that junior year was the only difficult year of high school and I completely left out senior year. Where I’m going to be applying for colleges to meet deadlines, getting perfect grades in my rigorous course load in order to get into these classes, and have active roles in multiple extra curricular activities just to name a few. Hopefully, those that are starting off in new schools have done their adjusting and are comfortable where they stand right now in terms of school. One thing that I wish I knew when I was in my previous high school and even middle school years is that you absolutely need to keep positive in order to do your very best. In my articles, I feel like I am always striving for positivity and having a good mindset – in all honesty it can make the best out of the worst situations. If you go into school, work, an interview, anything, with an idea in your mind that you’re going to give it your all and do your very best, I can assure you that the outcome will be great!

As a senior, there are multiple things on my plate and getting overwhelmed is a very frequent thing for me. If I did have a negative thought going through my head telling me I’m not going to succeed or there’s no way that I’m going to complete everything I need to finish by a certain time, I wouldn’t be in a good place right now. Breathe, just breathe. School, work, whatever the thing may be – can be very stressful and just taking a couple of minutes to pause and think positive thoughts can help the outcome. Again, I’m saying this I strive for positivity and confidence many times in my articles and even in real life if you’re speaking with me – because it’s so important to me. I admit, in my freshman year of high school and previous school years before that, I was a very negative Nancy who was barely positive about anything and never looked at the bright side of things. And now in my last year of high school, I’m taking classes I never thought I’d be able to take and have confidence and a positive outlook I never thought I would achieve. This has shown through my schoolwork, my extracurricular activities, and just about everything. You can make this a good school year if you go into it knowing you’re going to do amazing things! It can be done, no matter what your feelings are towards school you can always make it a good day.

Gabrielle Harris is a senior at Wellington High School. She is involved in the Quidditch team, Key Club, and is the social media and news editor for the WHS Wave school newspaper. She hopes to study mass communications in college and aspires to someday tell her travel stories to the world. 

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