Teen Talk Month: College Bound…Maybe??
Jul09

Teen Talk Month: College Bound…Maybe??

From the time I was in 10th grade, I had college on the brain. I had some ideas of where I wanted to go, and knew exactly what I would major in. Although I was super confident and set on higher education, I knew that some of my friends had no idea if they even wanted to go to college. Deciding on what school to go can be a big decision, because it may determine what you will be doing for the rest of your life. My little cousin is coming into her last year of high school and is trying to decide where to go. While senior year is an exciting time, it can also be very stressful and not fun at all. I, for one enjoyed my senior year and it was actually my easiest year in school, but the college pressure did weigh me down a bit. So, in anticipation of those college years, here’s a YouTube video by science fiction author David Brinn, who offers some advice to college bound students. Seeing as how we are in the YouTube generation, I know video most likely works better than straight...

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Teen Talk Month: A Letter to High School Grads
Jul07

Teen Talk Month: A Letter to High School Grads

Written by Leah T. Johnson If I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t.  Although graduation is an exciting and happy time, and full of promise, post-graduation life can be scary, uncertain and challenging. To all the new graduates, this letter is for you…  -Remember, you don’t have to have everything figured out. After all, you’re only 17/18! Maybe you don’t know where you want to work, what college to attend, or if you want to attend college at all. If you don’t know these things, it’s ok. Breathe. It’s going. to be. OK. Whether or not you choose to attend college or to work, use this as your time to grow. Learn yourself, what you like, what you dislike, who your friends are, etc. This is a time for growth. -Remember to make a decision. This may seem counterproductive from what’s written above. However, the two tie together nicely because as you take time to discern who you are and who you are not, the decision making process becomes much easier. Not making a decision actually is making a decision; you’ve decided not to decide. Procrastinating will greatly impact your life. Making bigger decisions is part of the adult process and establishing your independence. Welcome to life after high school, welcome to adulthood.  Best of Everything,...

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