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The excitement of prom
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Prom is a big deal for every teenager. Senior prom is an even bigger deal. When it's your senior prom, things are different.

This year will be my senior prom, and I couldn't be more excited. I have a date this year, which is pretty awesome. I wouldn't want to be going with anyone else either. He's been in my life for a long time now, and I can't think of any way to end our senior year together except celebrating with our friends at prom. Although getting through these past few months have been a little crazy.

Girls and guys view prom in different ways. A girl begins planning for her next prom right after the first, at least which was the case for me after junior prom. The funny thing is, I knew what dress I would wear this year only a few weeks after my junior prom. Weird, I know, but true. I was at the mall with one of my good friends when I saw it on the mannequin outside of the store. I looked at her and said, "That's my prom dress next year." I was right.

My mom tried to get me to try on different dresses when we went to pick out my prom dress a few months ago. I did at first, but we soon found ourselves going back to that same store and getting my dream dress I saw last April. I couldn't have been more thrilled.

Then it came down to choosing what hair style to do and what I was going to do to my nails. Each of which will take hours to do. Last year my hair took an hour and a half. This year my nails took an hour and forty-five minutes. I have a feeling that my hair will probably take the same amount of time.

My date, on the other hand, just went to Men's Warehouse picked out his tux, vest, shirt, pants, tie, and shoes. It makes me jealous how simple it is for a guy to get ready for prom versus a girl.

Going into prom, I'm nervous and excited at the same time. I can't wait to dance and to have fun with everyone. I know that it is going to be a night to remember, and for the seniors our last hoorah together.