Maybe, Just Maybe

For today I wanted to share something exciting and a little neat with you, if that’s all right.

Next year will be my last year in high school and the time is coming for us to choose our classes that we want to take next year.  I pretty much had it down; three AP’s, math, and food and nutrition.  Recently however, I learned that we have a new class called physiology and it is all about the body, science wise not health wise.  Shocked was I when I heard this because this subject was the only thing I found interesting in freshman year biology and I still remember things I learned about the body that year.  Now I was in a pickle because I did not want to have six classes next year because that is a lot with three AP’s and I did not want to have to stay through lunch if I could help it.  We are required to take at least five classes next year and my issue was that I could not choose between food and nutrition and physiology.  Not that you have the same interests as I do but I am sure you can have been in a predicament like this before.  I finally decided that food and nutrition would be best because I am excited about it and I love working with my hands, especially when it comes to food.  Another thing, this is a class that will help me for the rest of my life because it is obvious that there will not always be someone there to make all of your food for you and you will have to know what you are doing, and maybe have some fun with it even.  One of the big reasons why I ended up deciding on food and nutrition was thanks to a very enjoyable and unique ten-minute “speech” on the class.  I wrote the word ‘speech’ the way I did because I liked it so much and was caught up in it that it did not feel like a speech by another teacher, but rather something greater.  I was not so much her use of big words or a super-smiley attitude but her excitement to even talk about it and share what it was like.  It sounds silly and unimportant but when teachers love to teach and do it with true heart, that is when they teach students how to love to learn.

I am telling you all of this because I wanted to give you some hope or support in whatever you are doing and do not think that it will get better.  I can understand to some degree how you might feel, especially if you are another student trying to just get through high school.  Being in high school has made me not enjoy school and really become a bitter and syndical person about everything and I know this because it tears me up inside to see this change in me because that is not who I am.  My goal then in high school was to just finish it and get it out of the way, like a grueling task of picking up spilled salt or trying to catch pillow feathers in the wind.  Your high school years are supposed to be looked back on with happy smiles and a good remembrance and an enjoyment of going through them as well but for me it was a get it done and move on to bigger and better things.  I did not realize the potential, however small or big, I had to making my last year one that I did not want to end instead of counting the minutes till graduation.  Even though I was only encouraged by two classes that I was eager to do, I am grateful that I had them to show me that I can make my last year however I want it to be.  I saw that possibility of what could be and the only person who has the power to take me there was me.  And I have decided on savoring and delighting in senior year.

I hope that you find the good in everything you do even if it is hiding so much from you that you need help from someone else to find it.  Do not give up and please realize that you can decide on exhilaration or tediousness.  See what you have before you before it is too late.

Have a good day and go tell someone that you love them and make them smile.

–  Gold Glitter Pumps

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