I was never the best in class or great at school, but when I started high school I made sure to start prioritizing my time and made sure that I started off fresh. I did everything I was supposed to do during freshman year, and everything was going great until May of last year. I remember the first time COVID-19 was announced. My math teacher and I were speaking about whether or not it could be a global catastrophe, and man was I wrong. Within the next two weeks, I would be staying at home in front of a computer for half of my high school life. I didn’t give up on doing well during highschool, though. I used the time I had at home to perfect my grades and make sure that it would be something I could be proud of when I looked back at high school. I was less busy at home, it was very easy to get distracted or wander off when there was work during class. A lot of people struggled and wanted to go back to school but to be honest I was okay with online school. What I didn’t like, however, was the fact that I was taken by surprise, and I can speak for many people when I say that.
Something going on in my life right now is school. I have spent all my time focusing on school and my grades ever since the start of freshman year, and now I’m a sophomore still struggling. I always thought high school would be a great time but I guess reality really hit. This is especially true given the fact that I am quarantined and questioning whether or not I’m going to be graduating outside rather than inside my house. The only thing I can do is continue what I am already doing since that seems to be the only thing working in my life right now. I am very tired of this daily routine that’s been going on for months and that’s why I’ve started to change things up a bit. I am trying to be more active going forward and make sure that I accomplish my future goals. I stay true to myself and make sure I never give up or lose focus on these goals. It is not one or two goals but many, all having to do with success and a lot of things that I have been wanting to do for a long time. I can’t lose myself now, especially when I’m doing so well.
Something I have planned is to go to college. This isn’t because college is forced on me; it’s because college is what I have been working towards for basically my whole life. A lot of people I know are quitting school or plan to quit, but I don’t really see eye-to-eye with them on that. Why work all those years just to quit? You might as well just focus on school to achieve the things you probably didn’t even know you could achieve. It’s best to make the most out of all the grades you passed and worked on, or else it will all be for nothing. I don’t have a career I want to pursue, but I will find that out as I go on in life. I don’t and won’t ever know what I’ll achieve in the future, but I do know it will all be good if I set myself up for success during the present, which is exactly why I work so hard. Also, if you want to set yourself up for success, surround yourself with people who also want to do that. I believe in the quote, “hard work pays off” and I would really like to see how my hard work pays off later on. I guess I’ll have to just wait and see.