"High school sucked."
Life after high school is very different. Since most of your social life has been built around your education for the last umpteen years, sometimes surrounded by the same individuals, shaking up that structure post-graduation can be a refreshing experience. I know it certainly was for me. However, it didn't quite occur to me how big of a stride I had made as an individual in the four years I spent at college until I worked…
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief…
I was once like you are now, and I know that it’s not easy,
To be calm when you’ve found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you’ve got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.
-Cat Stevens, Father And Son
Entering the real world is a frightening and scary concept. Having gone through years and years of education, you stand on the precipice, the edge from which…
“There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.”
Over the summer of 2013, I had the pleasure, and challenge, of working as a teaching assistant for a group of high school students participating in a three-week program on Social Justice and Civic Engagement. This assemblage of young people that I was blessed to interact with, and learn from,…