Choosing the Present

The future can be a little scary. Scratch that, it is scary. Growing up, moving out.

It’s a big deal.

This year, I have to start thinking about careers, about what I want to do and what I want to be in life. Is it bad that I have no plans yet?

Some people have it all planned out, a coloured coded map they just need to follow. I wish I had that map guiding me, helping me.

At this point, I do not know what I want to pursue. Language, the Arts, Business, Medicine and more are choices, and whatever choice I choose will stick with me for the long run.

The thing is, I am not going to choose yet.

While reading Paper Towns, I came across this wonderful part-

“Every moment of your life is lived for the future–you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.”
― John GreenPaper Towns

After reading that, I decided something. I told myself that I was not going to just live for the future, I am going to live for the present too. I still have time to decide, lots of time to figure my life out.

Each day is special, and once it is gone it will never come back.


Fall, the Best Season for a Reason 

The season of fuzzy sweaters, the PSL, changing colours and candy corn is upon us.

In my opinion fall is the best season, as back to school comes with it. The feeling of excitement that comes with every New Year is something I always enjoy. New supplies and new classmates, three more names to learn. Not to mention, the new lessons that are taught and the budding friendships that are made.

Fall is a season of change, and each year something changes. We as kids grow older, and change our selves. No longer are we “Kinders” (Kindergarteners) or “Sevies” (Seventh Graders), we become teenagers and adults, ready to go and make our lives. School in general prepares us for that transition, and that is why fall is my favourite season. We only have so many back to schools to cherish.