Island Girl in the Big World

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What is freedom? Most kids spend their whole lives waiting for the day they get to fly the nest and become adults. But what I wish I could explain to all young adults, its not all its cracked up to be. If there was one thing I could it would be to go back in time and SLOW DOWN!! What was the big rush in growing up in the first place? What, I didn’t want mommy telling me what to do all the time? Pssh, I would take that over all the responsibilities of college any day!

The truth is, when you move out you actually end up with less freedom then you had before. You can’t party like you did in high school because you have a term paper due the next day. You can’t go shopping with your friends because there is laundry to be done. I mean really the care free life you once had is long gone! When every kid in high school thinks of college they picture a fun, carefree life filled with no moms nagging at you to pick up your room. But what all high schoolers need to understand is instead of your mom nagging at you, you begin nagging at yourself.

Instead of rushing to grow up kids need to sit back and realize that their whole life is in front of them. Having your mom take care of you isn’t actually as bad as it seems. I would give up all the freedom in the world to live in the care free world I lived in in high school. No crazy deadlines, no term papers, no exams, and no chores! I would much rather have to clean my room then a whole apartment! College is over rated, I wish I could have stayed in high school forever. Enjoy it while it last!!

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The Stress Test

After surviving my first few months in college living on my own I thought I had it all together, then reality set in. Not only was I beyond overwhelm with school work but it felt like every time I came home I had piles and piles of either laundry or dirty dishes. Who knew freedom would come with so much responsibility? It has been tough adapting but I think I got the hang of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve given up on life 4 times in the past two weeks (but I usually sleep it off) then get right back on my feet again.

Speaking of schoolwork I’ve been less then pleased with some of my grades. I’ve always been one to give school my all, I take each thing I do very serious and in some classes I’m not getting the results I want. Having always been phenomenal in English doing so poorly compared to my peers has really upset me. I know I must work harder but sometimes I just want to shut down. But on a positive not I’ve been doing exceptionally well in a class I didn’t think id succeed in. Government was a big challenge for me to take on but I decided to do it based on my interest in going to law school someday. I went and told myself that I was going to give it 100%. I study for hours for all the tests and take plenty of notes in class and surprisingly I am top in my class right now. Having got the highest grade on both tests we have taken I couldn’t be more pleased.

Although I may not be succeeding as I’d like in one class, I’m doing exceptionally well in another. It has all taught me that I shouldn’t give up. Even when I’m down about something, there is always a brighter side. While some days I feel overwhelmed with the huge responsibility of living alone, its all worth it to come home to an empty house filled with peace and quiet.

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