The first thing that comes to mind when I think of High School
When I think of my past four years of school, I have a lot of memories, more good than bad. I've been trying to think of what I have learned in high school and what has meant the most to me. A lot of people that I have met along the way have left me with pieces of wisdom. I am guilty of having a one-track mind, and sometimes that has hindered me from fully benefiting from all the wisdom I have been given. But, I try my best to see other's reasoning for things and their point of view, though at times I find it very difficult. I am young, and sometimes claim to know it all, but at least I'm honest, right? So, back to what I have learned and tried to apply to my daily life.
The Importance of Setting Goals
Taking Responsibility for Your Actions
Using Mistakes to Build a Bright Future
Finding Inspiration in the World Around You
Never Giving Up On a Dream
The Golden Rule (Do Unto Others ... )
Never Forgetting Your Morals and Beliefs
Focussing on the Important Things in Life
I know all too well how important it is to set goals. I feel so overwhelmed sometimes when I set goals, but when I have accomplished them, it is such a rewarding feeling, that I strive to set more and always want to beat out my last accomplishment. I love to work hard, because I feel like I am doing everything in my power to be the best I can be.
Taking responsibility for your actions can be such a tough thing to do, and pride and lack of energy can sometimes get in the way. Whether it was the time I needed to "fess" up to breaking our TV or paying for my mom's car to get fixed, when I kind of crashed it into another car when I was parking. It sucked to be as honest as possible, I didn't want to tell my parents I broke the TV or tell them about my mom's car, but after I did I felt better, and I felt liked I gain a little (not money) when I had to be responsible and pay for what I did.
Using your daily mistakes to help you out in the future, well, I know I make plenty of mistakes that I should be learning lots, every day. I think though if a person were to go through life and not make any mistakes, well they wouldn't get through life now would they? Through your mistakes you learn to relate to people and you grow, so to me it seems like a win-win situation.
The world is such an amazing place, and I have barely made a dent in what I have seen of the world. Outside of Washington I have been to Oregon, Idaho, California, Utah, England, France, Portugal, Spain , and Morocco, Africa. What I have seen I love. Even little ol' Sexton, it's a cool place and I have a lot of memories here that I will always keep with me. To say that I haven't been inspired in some way from the surrounding world would be a lie. I love to go camping, go to the beach, or just...