With only one day left as a high school senior, I am no longer fit to wear that label. So what am I now? I’ve signed up to take a summer course at the university I’m going to be attending next fall, so does that make me a freshman in college? Ever since I started school, every last day of school all my friends and I would run up to one another and call each other our new labels. On the last day of elementary school, we were now middle schoolers. Does that logic still apply at the end of high school?
This uncertainty of what I am is due largely to the fact that I’m on the cusp of terrifying unknowns so at the very least I’d like to know what I am as I’m tumbling into the darkness. I don’t think I’m ready to consider myself a freshman in college, probably not until the fall semester starts enough though I will have already taken a college class.
Growing up everyone stressed and lectured about how bad labels are, but in some cases, it’s nice to know where you stand. There must be a rule or common practice that dictates what you are when you are in between things. Am I just an In-Betweener?