Hi I’m Alex and I’m a 19 year old creative and I’ve recently graduated high school with my associates degree in liberal arts. I’m taking a year break before going to university in hopes of …. Well let’s leave that blank til I figure it out.
When I think of school now the only thing I can think of is the pain that I felt. The anxiety of always wanting to be the best at everything. Or the constant sting in my stomach that told me I wasn’t good enough. You see I’ve learned something after graduating, that I am ME! And that’s freakin awesome! As I write this to you I gain more clarity with myself.
I was always told that school will equal success, and the score you gain from the ACT and SAT would determine your future. That’s not true! This kind of mindset makes me want to SCREAM with anger because everyone is entitled to their own future. No one knows what the future holds! No one has seen through the crystal ball each individual’s future to know what passion, what success, and what ability you hold. Not even you know the answers, we can’t but we push and we make it happen, because that’s just how life works. It wants to know how much faith you truly have deep inside.
Countless testimonies have been shown that school does not mean you aren’t capable of living or
obtaining a successful life. You want the success, well I say you and everyone else can get it. It doesn’t matter what career field you choose. After a long serious talk with my dad, one thing that stood out profoundly is that no matter what you do in life, no matter what you invent their will
always be at least 1 million people that will like what you do. It’s the matter of how will you get what you do to that 1 million people. This alone gave me hope! Especially as a creator this told me that you still have a chance. That’s all I needed to keep me inspired.
So I need you you to truly understand this. School doesn’t equal success but I believe the amount of drive you have within you does. School does not define who you are, you define the meaning of you and only you can do that. Don’t let society define you because when that happens I think you become a doll in the dollhouse. I don’t know about you but I want to be my own…and that’s just it, my own.
A girl just trying to figure it out.