Spring Cleaning = Self Reflection
Charles Swindoll once said, ”We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” This quote means to me that sometimes in life, we are faced with certain situations that may seem difficult or impossible to overcome; but these trials might just be an event that changes our life if we were willing to put all our effort into it. I feel like I can relate a lot to this quote because I am the type of person to just give up when times get tough. I never put my all into something which means I end up letting go of a lot of great opportunities.
Throughout my whole life, I’ve always been a straight-A student. My mom instilled in me the ambition to be smart and successful practically at the age of 3. This year however, my grades have been gradually slipping. I’ve let my 95’s turn into 90’s and my 90’s turn into 85’s. I’ve let my laziness get the best of me. My friends tell me I’m just overreacting; they would kill for an 85 average. But the way I see it, by the time I’m a junior, I’ll allow myself to accept a 70 and by the time i’m a senior, I’ll be failing classes! It’s a scary cause-and-effect that I won’t let happen. I just hope to build good habits to get to where I was before and keep it there. I hope to keep doing well so by the time I’m ready to go to college I’ll get accepted to wherever I apply.
With spring finally approaching, I’d like to create a fresh start with my life. I want to end my sophomore year with excellent grades and pass my geometry regents with a score high enough to grant me an advanced regents diploma. I also want to get started with finding the right college for me. That means a lot of things: taking tours of the colleges I’m interested in, researching them, contacting them so they know I’m interested in their school, and many more things. It’s going to be a lot of work but I’m really excited. A lot of people are nervous and unprepared to go to college but I’m ready to start a new chapter in my life and move on to bigger and better things. Some other goals of mine are to find extracurricular activities to occupy my time with (looks great on college applications). I also want to find a summer job so I can make some money! I’m tired of being broke.
All of these new challenges for me are not going to be an easy task. Like I said before, when things look hard for me, I just give up. I don’t even bother trying. But like the quote said, some really great opportunities might just be hiding in those hard situations. So, this new season I will try to find the great opportunity in every hardship. It’s better discovering the outcome of your impossible situation than just giving up and always wondering what if? You might be missing out on something great.