Whenever my older relatives talk about high school to me, they often say they wish they would have done this or they would have done that. I just always think, "What stopped you?"
I never want to regret decisions I made, or didn't make, in high school like they did.
My grandpa always stresses the importance of having as much fun as I can in high school because he never really had the chance to. He told me that he preached this to his own kids and when they got out of high school they always came to him saying, “I wish I would’ve listened to you.”
Like I said before, I never want to leave high school with regret. Right off the bat, I started looking for clubs to be apart of, sports to play, classes to take, events to go to, and just darn near everything I could do in high school.
All you really need to do in high school is find things that interest you. Try new things to find new interests and new friends.
I’m enjoying my high school experience so far. I feel by the end of it I will be glad I’m done and moving forward in life. I am hopeful that I will not want a second chance at high school because of the regrets I have. I know that school can be stressful, but it’s only four years of your life, so make it count.
When I think about traveling, there are a few places that come to mind. Currently, my top travel destination is Paris. The city is full of history, monuments, and artwork. One of its nicknames is the "City of Love." Me, being a romantic, has to see why it is called that. I also have a huge interest in the Eiffel Tower. To me, it's one of the greatest monuments in the world. In the 5th grade, I wrote a paper about the Eiffel Tower. That experience really showed me the rich history of how it was constructed.
Italy is another country I would like to visit. A lot of my bloodline comes from parts of Italy, such as Sicily, which is the largest island in the Mediterranean located just off the "toe" of Italy's "boot." It would be awesome if I could learn more about the country and my heritage. My grandma always told me that my great-grandpa was a member of the Mafia. How true that is, I have no clue, but I definitely want to find out.
Greece is just a country I would like to see because it is so beautiful there. I've only seen pictures and heard what people say about it, but thanks to those sources, I think it would be amazing country to tour. One thing I find very interesting about Greece is their Mythology, along with their Gods and Goddesses, and also the Olympic history.
I would travel every single place in the world if I could. These are only three of the places that I would visit and have the most interest in. I hope someday I get to experience all of these places.
One fear is not being able to get a class I want, or it not living up to what I thought it would be. I also fear having to take the ACT, along with all the other tests and projects I have to deal with.
I must add, in my opinion, I feel that the worst thing that this upcoming school year has in store for us is waking up early. That is gonna be a battle every single day.
I have a feeling that this could be a really good school year for me, but I always have to be prepared in case it turns out not to be as great as I hope. Overall, I make the best out of any situation, so I am going to take that attitude into this coming school year.