Life After High School

So far, college has brought me various sleepless nights, multiple cups of coffee a day and an unbelievable dent in my bank account. Truthfully, its still an experience I find great memories in. Ive met the nicest group of people this semester and I’m excited for what the future brings. Even if it means being stressed on a day to day basis to keep the desired GPA. But what will be even better is the outcome.

Why college?

Now I’m not saying you can’t do what you love and progress without college. As known some of the most successful people never had higher education. Truthfully, I don’t like limiting myself to only certain opportunities, the way I see it is if someone else can so can you. Although, the reason I chose to go to college was because I really do believe knowledge is the best foundational tool for anything you come across in your lifetime, not just to become and employee or employer. Personally, I despise trading my time for an hourly wage. Our time on earth is worth further than that.

As a kid I loved going to school, id look forward to it in fact. I always wondered why somewhere along the way I lost interest. But looking back, the system of how we are expected to learn is what stemed a dread of going to class everyday. The tests brought me anxiety and stress. The undesired grades made me feel as if i wasn’t good enough; school became more of an obstacle than a tool.

The learning part still catches my interest. Im currently on my first semester at UNT as a transfer student. I am majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Psychology. I have changed my major about 5 times since I enrolled in college about a year ago.  I swear up and down I am the most indecisive person to walk soil. I question every decision I make ,and analyze it from every angle. If you’re one of those people that can make a spontaneous decision without thinking it through, you are the lucky one.

To live with no fear is to truly live.

If I were to make random life decisions id probably be living in a tiny apartment in Italy eating spaghetti and pizza every day. I’d make music and share it with the world. I’d travel every time the opportunity was brought to me without a budget nor question. I’d do it solely because I wanted to, without thinking about the consequences and the “i can’t because (insert excuses)” To do so, is the perfect way to stay still as the world passes us. So at the end of the day , thats really all I’m striving for; to have the leverage to make the most random desire of a day dream, a memory to look back on.

The Reality 

If I’ve learned anything from this adulting experience is that it is everything but simple. There is no such thing as getting it handed to you anymore, you have to earn it one way or another. But once you do, there is worth and appreciation behind it. I think Its okay if you’re struggling to get by ,or don’t even know where to start or what to do. Because none of us have it all figured out in our 20s, even when we like to portray the artificial image of it.

As its said, Do your future self a favor and work hard now

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