There is nothing scarier and more exciting than the unknown. The idea that after school, it is up to you to make your own choices. No one is going to tell you what classes to take or what schedule to follow, it will all be up to you, and it’s frightening. But no matter how unsure you might be about the future, there’s so much to look forward to!
Make your own choices. You are no longer bound by the rules of school, you get to decide which line of work you’re going to take or basically where you’re going to end up. The choice is yours and the possibilities are endless! It can be something as simple as choosing what to buy for yourself, maybe a new Hummingbird organizer or a tote bag to help you get organized as you go through life. Just make the choice to start somewhere, whatever it may be.
Learn something new. There is so much more to explore beyond the gates of your school. You’re going to meet so many new people with different backgrounds and different experiences and you can learn from them. Time to try new things, go new places, meet new people. It’s all out there. You can only learn so much in the safe, secure, four walls of a classroom, and isn’t the goal in life to never stop learning?
Find yourself. This is the time you really figure out who you are. What your strengths and weaknesses are. How you would do in this type of job, and what person you are willing to be. What you would give up, and what you would risk for what you want in life. School gave you the foundation, but now it’s time to build yourself up. Opportunities are going to come and go, and you’re going to wonder what would have happened if you took them. But at the end of the day, all these things are going to help you discover the person you are going to be.
There’s always going to be something that’s going to stop you, but all you can really do is take that leap of faith. A wise man called Dr. Seuss once said, “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!”