Senior Column: Even adults don’t have it all figured out

By: Victoria Alcindor

Throughout my four years of high school, I have learned so much. You truly come across so many interesting individuals while going through this journey we call high school. 

You have the teachers who are over sharers, the overly hype and ecstatic people who are screaming at 8 and 9 o’ clock in the morning. The people who are solely focused on their academics and their polar opposite: the ones that come to school for no reason. 

The list could go on forever.  But it’s the interactions you make with these people on a daily and how this environment affects you that shapes you character.
Walking into high school, it seems like by the end of it, you will have the rest of your life figured out. You know the college you want to go to, the career you want to be in for the rest of your life, the lifestyle you desire, how many kids you want and at the specific age you want them… It seems like everyone has this clear road setup for how they’ll get there. The biggest secret is you just might not know yet, and thats okay. 

I don’t know who I want to be or where I want to live. I’m not sure if I want to be an engineer or a broadcast journalist. I’m a senior, and I’m not even set on where or how I want to go college. On top of already being uncertain within myself, everytime I turn around there is someone new asking about my plans. I would always be honest and in return I get a condescending or extremely judgemental stare.

For a while I was extremely stressed about making these decisions that shape a very significant part of my life, and I didn’t know what to do. But I have realized that I am still very young. I trust that, with a little time, I will figure these things out when I am certain and I am perfectly content on waiting until I am ready to do so.

A lot of the adults you see on a daily basis don’t have it all figured out themselves. So while we’re all trying to figure out our future at the tender ages of 14-18, sometimes it is better to embrace the uncertainty and enjoy your life. Don’t stress about the little things. 

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