Dear JagWire Judy…

I like this boy, but I’m too scared to say anything because I am really shy. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t even know I exist. Anyway, I really need advice, because I have liked him since second grade. I’m a senior now, and I want to just go for it! But like, yikes! Help me!

-Scaredy Cat

Aw, honey; don’t overthink this! I don’t even know who you are, but I bet any guy would be lucky to have you. And remember: it’s 2017! Girls can make the first move! If you’ve liked this boy since second grade, and now it’s senior year, my best suggestion is to form a friendship and see how things play out.

High school is a very stressful time for young adults, and with all the school dances and happy couples, you might feel pressure to get a boyfriend, but trust me, sweetie: boys aren’t everything. You don’t need a man to make you happy!

That being said, remember that if you don’t ask him out, you basically guarantee y’all won’t get together.

Senior year is a time to have many adventures, sleepovers, late night talks with your best friend and to just live your life to the fullest. A year from now, you won’t be able to make these memories again.

-JagWire Judy

How do I juggle all my commitments junior year without overdoing it and while still making time for friends and family? Also, how do I know when to sign up for everything that I need to apply to college, like ACT/SAT sessions, tutoring, scholarships, etc?

-Super Stressed Out

Junior year is hard, but it’s not the end of world. Remember to take time for yourself. Perhaps you can set aside at least 30 minutes after school to listen to some music or eat your favorite food. Or you can try to eat dinner with your family whenever possible; dinner is a great time to take a break from work and have a nice conversation with your loved ones.

Balancing everything that life throws at you will be hard and very stressful at times, but trust me: it gets better. The best advice I can give you is explore the websites of the colleges you’re planning to apply to. Try to understand exactly what your top college choices expect from you — try making a checklist!

Also, listen to your teachers because, believe it or not, they have your best interests at heart. Finally, those emails from colleges you might disregard can actually be chock full of information on upcoming visits and information on how to apply.

-JagWire Judy

Posted by Olivia Weigle

Olivia, sophomore staff writer, enjoys listening to throwback music from the 2000s, eating ice cream, and taking long walks on the beach.