Make Good Decisions and Expect the Best

By Faith Jones on June 16, 2013
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There are many decisions that we must make in life. Whether they are small or big, they impact our lives. We begin making decisions when we are young, such as choosing the people we hang out with. As time goes on, we find out whether our friendship choices had good or bad results. A friend can turn out to be an enemy or a life-long companion. In life, the decisions we make should be deeply thought about because we never know what impact they will have on our future.

Starting College Late

One huge decision I was forced to make was starting college late. When I graduated from high school, my desire was to begin college right away with my friends, but there were obstacles that stood in my way. The main reason I could not begin right away was that we moved to New York at the beginning of August. It wasn’t planned, but the college I had been accepted into was no longer an option to attend. So my decision was to start college late.

Starting college late caused me to make other decisions that had an affect on my future. When I got to New York, I knew right away that, while I was not in college, I would have to get a job. I had never worked before and knew this would be a big adjustment. At the end of October, I finally found a job. About a month into the job, I got used to it and adjusted pretty fast.

Building Skills and Confidence

Working has taught me a lot about myself. I have also learned other life-long lessons that will help me along the way. From working, I have grown independent and able to rely on myself for the things I need. I have also learned to be money-wise because now I spend my own money. From my job, I have learned that I adapt well to change and that I can do anything I put my mind to. So far, my job has had plenty of positive impacts on my life. And, not starting college on time, has helped me gain work experience that will remain with me for a lifetime.

Working has had a positive impact on my life. It has given me skills I never had and life-long friends. I’ve also learned that I am stronger than I previously believed. The greatest gift working has brought me is a chance to be proud of myself when I look toward my future

Accepting your Decisions

Decisions are made every day in our lives, but it’s up to us to be proud of the decisions we make because, in the long run, they will have a negative or positive affect on our future.

My decision to start college late never caused me to forget about going to college. The decision was mine, alone. The reason I still choose to go to college is because I want to look back and be proud of what I have accomplished. College isn’t for everyone, but it is the path I’m choosing and I am proud of it.

So the best advice I can offer any high school student or anyone, in general, is to make decisions that you are proud of. Learn from your mistakes. One wrong decision does not doom you for the rest of your life. It’s up to you to turn a poor decision into something positive.

Expecting the Best

The second best piece of advice that I could give any high school student about the transition to college is to expect nothing but the best.

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Faith Jones

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