My name is Allanah, and I am about to start my final year of high school. This being my final year, I will have my final exams, my final lessons. While I may be worrying abou t the stressful things that I have to do this year, I do have the good things to look forward too; I get my formal and I will finally graduate. I will be able to say, “I did it, I finished high school!”
For some, being in your final year of high school is a very difficult place to be. I am included in this group. By the end of this year, I am expected to know what I want to do with my life. But while I may have some idea, I am not 100% sure.
One thing I figured out recently is that I want to learn everything; I have always enjoyed learning and believe I always will. In our society, this is a problem. I am never going to be able to know everything so I have to narrow down what I want to learn the most. What I want to learn about may not necessarily be a plausible option for me to study at university. I have always wanted to be a professional writer but I know that I would still be able to work on my writing in my spare time if I was to study something that would give me the possibility of going straight into the workforce after I finish university.
Sometimes it feels like I’m the only one who has this problem because most of my friends seem to know what they want to do. I know that if I start a degree or decide on something, I can always change if I don’t like it, but I don’t like not finishing things because I feel like I’ve failed myself. I have been told a few times “it’s ok if you don’t know what you want to do because your only young you’ll figure it out” but I just feel that I should know now. It seems that a lot of people put pressure on people my age to know what they want to do with the rest of their lives and have it totally planned out before they are even an adult.
Maybe it’s just me and maybe it’s not but I have a feeling this year is going to contain a lot of stress, confusion and tears. Anyone else having this issue or have some solutions or helpful tips for people in this position, feel free to leave a message in the comments; I’m sure anything will be helpful.
Thank you so much for being so open with us, Allanah! Fellow Ugly Ducklings, remember to leave comments and encouragements for Allanah below!