I'm sure as a senior in high school I am a bit younger than those of you who might be reading this, but you also may be the most helpful since you have already been through this stage in your life. I am a chronic procrastinator in terms of school and I have been experiencing some major premature "Senior Slump". I have gotten by during the past four years with a lot of homework between classes, paper extensions, and showing up late for tests so I can take them later.
Every few months there is a significant slip in my grades when all of this procrastination catches up to me, which usually results in a progress report being sent home and a night of tears and disppointed parents. I feel remorse immediately following, but eventually slip back into my old habits and forget how awful I felt for taking for granted the opportunities my parents have worked to give me and the money they are spending to send me to private school.
Tonight was by far the worst. I came home to find my mother sobbing at the kitchen table because two of my teachers called during the day to tell her I was failing their classes. My parents have sacrificed so much for me to get a great education, and I'm flushing it all down the toilet, and I can't stop. Some nights I sit and stare a blank Word document, unable to write anything. My mother told me that she's never been more disappointed in me and left in the middle of cooking dinner, and she just got home (it is 11). This semester was when I was supposed to get my act together and pull up my GPA after a mediocre junior year, but now I am falling even further into this black hole and jeopardizing getting into college at all. I know these problems may seem petty, since nothing in my life has become seriously undone, but I am ruining my relationship with my parents, while simultaneously making myself feel more and more worthless every day.