As a recent HHS graduate, I am often asked, “Are
you ready for college”, or, “Are you happy you are
done with high school?” The topic comes up in my life
practically every day. While I’m being asked about my
life by family members, I am still trying to figure it out
myself and prepare for what is ahead.
I am an athlete as well and this also hangs over my
head like a dark, scary cloud of the unknown. You hear
it being said all the time, “College is nothing like high
school.” Well I’d sure hope it’s not exactly like high
school! There are new things to experience, like more
If I can tell you one thing, freedom is what every
high school graduate is looking forward to… but there’s
a catch. There is always a catch. We want this freedom
but do not know the practical things for actually having freedom like how to balance a checkbook or buy a
house. For people wondering the answers to my questions here you go.
“Are you ready for college?” Hold on let me think
about it. “Maybe?” “I hope so??” The truth is that I
don’t know what to expect. My schedule is busy and I
hope I am able to maintain my schooling, athletics, and
work. I’m excited for the new experiences that come
along with it and knowing what I want to be when I
grow up. I want to major in Journalism and become the
editor of my own publication.
“Do you feel prepared for the real world?” Absolutely not. There are so many things I need to learn and
figure out in such little time. “What is credit?” “How
does one change a tire?”
“Why is everything so expensive?” These are the
things that I feel schools should teach students because
they are practical, and, graphing a square root function
will not be of use for everyone.
“Are you glad you graduated high school?” Nope.
I think I’d like to go back for another four years (sarcasm). Of course, I am glad I graduated. They say
your high school years are the best years of your life. I
disagree. There is so much more life to live. We have
not even experienced the greatest things yet. Also, high
school isn’t the best for everyone. It just goes to show
that everyone is different.
I’m still figuring it out just like the rest of my graduating class. So, to all my future family members who
will ask me these same questions: you will be receiving
a copy of this newspaper, and you will read to find out