Honestly, I’m tired of having the same schedule and feeling like my days are stuck on repeat. It’s been nearly four years of high school already, and I feel like complaining like I’m a “Harry Potter” character trying to escape Azkaban. Don’t get me wrong: there are things that I still like about being in school, but at this point, I just feel like I have too many things that I’m excited for and ready to do. The more jobs that I have, the more I feel like I’ve actually figured out what I want to do and how I’m going to do it, and with only three required credits left, I’m trying to only be at school when I need to be and go out and do the other things that feel important to me.
After so long, I think that we all tend to center our lives around the day-to-day, and being a high school student is no different. Our lives sometimes feel like they don’t leave the same building even though our minds want to travel. Personally, that’s why I decided to only attend Heritage part-time while still being a full-time student and earning more than enough of the credits that I need to graduate, only staying more for clubs and the two classes that I just had to have even though I didn’t technically need them: Journalism and AP Spanish. Everyone can start to feel trapped after a while, especially if you’re anything like me, but there are always other options outside what is apparent, even if you have to look a little harder to find what you’re wanting out of your life.