My junior year of high school was the toughest year I have ever lived through. I was coerced into taking classes that I wasn't interested in and couldn't handle. The stress was sky high and too much to bear. I had SAT 1's, SAT 2's, AP tests, AP classes to focus on, track, and a job. Eventually, I had to quit track because I simply had too much on my plate. My grades fell extremely low and I ended up with more than a couple C's, despite never working so hard in my life. Life felt pretty unbearable, and I thought I couldn't get through it. Finishing that year was having the biggest burden lifted off my shoulders.