Following your passion

Madeleine Alt, Staff Reporter

As another school year comes to a close, seniors are faced with the beckoning question of what path they will take after graduation. Some may be nervous or unsure, while others know exactly what they want to do. When taking the first steps toward your future after high school ends, the most important question is simple: what will bring you the most happiness?

The thought of deciding what you will do for the rest of your life is pretty intimidating. However, you should remember that even though you’re young, you are capable of great things. There is an abundance of opportunity for everyone, despite one’s background. Maybe you are passionate about something that your family doesn’t support or approve of. Maybe you have no one to encourage you to strive for great things. Do not let these factors block your path to success, because as cliché as it sounds, you can do anything you set your mind to.

In all honesty, you don’t even have to decide what your passion is right now. Within the next few years, you may stumble upon something that strikes interest. There is no time frame for finding your passion because everyone will eventually figure out their skillset. What’s important is that you find a way to develop your talents and do what interests you, to have a sense of fulfillment.

So as you begin a new chapter in your life, take time to ponder what makes you happy. Think about the long-term effects of pivotal decisions that you will be making. Aim high and strive to be the best version of yourself. Your future is waiting for you.