People often ask youth, “what do you want in the future?” But don’t panic! Teenage-hood is supposed to be fun. Here is how to enjoy the exploration.
What do you want to do in the future? Who do you want to be?
People often throw those questions at younger people, as if they expect a detailed plan mapping our life with glamorous success and happy family. In reality, teenage-hood is an exploration. You’ve yet to learn what life offers and what suits you best. But it is important that you make the best out of your teenage years, by truly exploring the world.
Time flies. When your senior high school year starts, your parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and friends are going to ask you the same questions again. They are not speculating your directions like when you were ten. This time, it is more serious. It’s a lot of pressure, I know.
*Here are tips on how to focus your vision.*
But don’t panic! Teenage-hood is supposed to be fun. Enjoy yourself in this exploration.
While choosing extracurricular activities, you should think about how much you enjoy your experiences. Do you love playing sports? Or reading books? Or writing? What can you do to make a career out of what you enjoy? You must be realistic and patient. Not all of us can play sports well enough to compete in a national league, but many of us can study journalism and write a column on sports. Or if you enjoy the spotlight, you can report or provide critics on cable news channels.
From there, you can figure out the next step, why you should go to college and where to go.