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If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would calm my fears of college life and tell myself to relax. Thankfully, I always took my schoolwork seriously and that's how I got to go to Northeast Alabama Community College- I earned the Academic Scholarship for two years which intails tuition, but I still have to pay books. I didn't know I would receive the scholarship, and I spent much of my senior year worrying whether I could go to college or how I would fit in. As I learned, all I ever have to be is myself... As long as I love me, why shouldn't anyone else? Also I was afraid the work would be over my head, but again, once I relaxed I realized this was my kind of work! This is my time to shine, and with God's help I'll start my own Christian School sometime in my life or maybe He'll lead me somewhere else. God loves me, why shouldn't I let people see who I am? I guess I would say to myself, " Be yourself and relax."

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slow down. in high school, my senior year was a waiting period to start something while i was missing out on this i thought weren't important. i spent so much time worrying about how i was going to pay for college i missed the thrill of getting exceptance letters and touring other school when finances were what was on my mind. i probably wouldn't have gone to the school i'm at if i had relaxed a little and enjoyed the experience of being a senior and applying to my future. mybe then i would have figured out who i was and what i wanted then instead of now, two years into college. i know i wouldn't have listened to the older me if i said to stop freaking and just breathe but that's truely the best advise i could give.

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If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would say, "Chelsae, apply for any and all scholarships you can. You may not get the ones you do apply for but you DEFINITELY will not get the ones you do not apply for. College is expensive and they are not going to give you money without work on your part. Keep your grades up because they DO matter. Stop worrying about your standing with friends or boys and start using your energy for your future. Study and have fun, but keep your ambition at the top of your list."

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I would have spent more time in preperation for the ACT, and taken my studies a lot more seriously than I did. Scoring higher on the ACT would have made recieveing scholarships a lot easier.

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I would tell myself to study harder in high school, to listen to the teachers, be friends with everyone, and to play every sport i could.

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