Visions and Expectations: Moving up in Life

Where am I headed?

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When I graduated elementary school, I did not know where I was headed. I had only seen glimpses of high school life from movies, television series, and heard about experiences by cousins and older acquaintances. I entered high school with nothing to lose, thinking it was a good place to start from scratch. I wasn’t wrong.

Here I am now, four years later, I am in the same position.

Here I am now, four years later, I am in the same position, but this time, I’m more knowledgeable of how things are to be. I am part of the second batch of K to 12 students. Teachers may deny it, but, in reality, we are the experimental batch. Since the K to 12 curriculum is a neophyte, then the teaching personnel, much like the students, are basically wandering in the dark.

I wish to explore more things and still continue to collect new experiences and memories.

I wish to continue what I have started in Junior High School. I wish to explore more things and still continue to collect new experiences and memories. Friends come and go, and the only thing constant in the world is change. After Grade 10, frequent faces you see in person will become profile pictures you see on Facebook. Friends whom you talk to 24/7 will become acquaintances you seldom hear from or greet, not unless they did something significant, or it’s their birthday (because Facebook never fails to notify you).

Nevertheless, let it be. Everything happens for a reason, and it’s always for the better. The important thing is that we live in the moment. Seize and squeeze every second with your high school friends and “friends”. Like what our elders say, high school memories are the best memories.

On these last few days, let’s make great ones.

Author: Albert Centeno Lirio

News Editor/Columnist I also rant on Twitter! @albertlirio

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