For high school seniors, these are the worst of times. They’re running to their mailboxes daily, hoping to find a “fat envelope” inside that tells them they’ve been accepted to the college of their choice – and simultaneously dreading that they’ll find a thin envelope instead, one that contains a one-page letter of rejection. They’re on anxiety overload.
These are the worst of times for high school juniors, too, because they know they’re on deck. In a few short months, the worries will be all theirs as they suffer through the ordeal of picking a college and hoping to be accepted. They’re ramping up their anxiety to prepare for stress overload.