Category Archives: Teenage

I’ll Take Back What I Said

In my post 8 Things I Wish I Knew In High School I said something about doing what you love and how it’s not always the right thing to do. To be exact this is what I wrote:

5. “Do what you love” is not always the right thing to do for a job.
It’s nice to go every morning to a job you love, but that’s not always the case. What you love to do can be your hobby during your spare time. As for a job, let me be frank with you, you need something that will put food on the table. What you love might not be available, or might not help you make living.”

Yeah well, I was wrong.

Lately I’ve been thinking hard about this. I have a college degree that I couldn’t care less about, I am unemployed, and I still don’t know whether I should get a job with my degree or continue post-grad studies. I hate my degree. I hate it because I am not passionate about it. I am good at it, but I know I will never be great, and I don’t want to settle for ‘good’.

I know you’re probably saying “why did you study it then?”. Well, I didn’t know what I want to be. I didn’t know what I am supposed to do in life, so I just applied to random colleges and got accepted in this one. The funniest thing is I’ve had a lot of hobbies and interests during the past years of my life, and none of these interests has to do with the degree I have.

Maybe what I want to do is a job that doesn’t pay well, but you know what? I’d rather be unemployed with a degree that I am proud of than have a high-paying job in a field that I despise. All I wanna say is that you should follow your instincts. Learn to listen to your heart instead of shutting it up every time it tries to tell you something.  

Finally, I wish all your dreams come true and you find your purpose in life.

Peace and love.

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8 Things I Wish I Knew In High School

I’ve been through high school and college. There are certain things I learned during those two experiences. I have to admit that I was a brat back in high school. I was a teenager who’s not easy to deal with. I made mistakes and apparently I made them again in college. I never listened, and that was my biggest problem. Anyway, here are the 8 things I wish I knew in high school that you probably ought to know yourself.

1. Study hard, it might save your a** later!
Pay attention to your studies. Knowledge is power. You can have fun all you want, but don’t forget to study because this is why you go to school in the first place.

2. Get over yourself because the world doesn’t revolve around you.
All that teenage drama is worthless. Trust me, no one cares! The earth is still rotating and life goes on.

3. Our parents know what they are talking about.
Yeah they do, so you better listen carefully next time! They have enough experience to give good advice.

4. Life is NOT easy, it never was, and never will be.
Don’t expect to go anywhere in life if you’re not willing to work hard. Again, you can ask your parents about that.

5. “Do what you love” is not always the right thing to do for a job.
It’s nice to go every morning to a job you love, but that’s not always the case. What you love to do can be your hobby during your spare time. As for a job, let me be frank with you, you need something that will put food on the table. What you love might not be available, or might not help you make living. Wait! I’ll take that one back.

6. Don’t be naïve, life can screw you up.
It’s good to be positive, but don’t forget to be realistic. Don’t expect that the moment you graduate high school you’re gonna get into a fine college, get a degree, graduate, get a high-paying job, get the car of your childhood dreams, and a stylish house! Although you can do all that, don’t expect it to happen easily and smoothly. Again check #4.

7. When it’s over, it’s over!
When high school/college is over, don’t start crying and get emotionally attached to it. I learned it the hard way. Apparently, you have to move on! Life is made of successive stages, you can’t get stuck in one of them. When it’s time to let go, you have to let go so that you can continue the journey of life.

8. And finally, enjoy it while it lasts.
Make friends, try new things, go out and see the world, and create everlasting memories. This could be the time of your life. You are still young and worry-free with no huge responsibilities, so enjoy it.