Today I shadowed the middle school guidance counselor. My intention was to get some more information about college, obtaining a psychology degree, etc., but it wound up diving much deeper than that.
Things that I’ve learned from my “shadowing”:
Don’t be lazy. If you want to obtain something, complete a goal, get past an obstacle: You. Can. Not. Be. Lazy. The life you want is not going to be handed to you on a silver platter. You must work for it.
Not everyone is good at everything, but that doesn’t mean give up. I am fully aware that I do not understand math. Everyone has things they struggle with. What’s important is that you don’t give up trying to learn it.
Find a method that works for you. Some subjects are harder than others, and some take more work or a different approach. Find the method that works for you. (I suggest writing your own notes and using highlighters).
College is going to be hard. College may seem like it’s going to be easier because you have more freedom, but “with great power comes great responsibility”. As you go from kindergartener to a college student, the work becomes more independent.
And most importantly, ask for help. Something I’m guilty of not doing. I wasted a lot of my time struggling when I could’ve been asking for help and understanding my work. Don’t be afraid to speak out.
Life is going to get tougher as you get older. It’s inevitable. But don’t give up. If I can do it, so can you.