It’s June 12th and I could do is reminisce on the past eight months of freshman year. I can’t believe I’m going to be a sophmore in the next three months. This year has been difficult. Looking back, all I see is myself being so excited to finally be a high schooler, but the only thing left is an overwhelming feeling. After the first and possibly second marking period, school became a joke. During those marking semesters, I made it to the honor role for the first time at TYWLS. I was always capable of striving to get that far, but I was never that motivated till the beginning of the school year. After that, nothing mattered anymore. At one point, I could’ve cared less whether I went to school or not, did the work or not, and didn’t even try to work hard; that was my biggest mistake! All the information and work caught up as I fell behind. I had more fun than paying attention.
…I still remember my favorite one of my favorite songs from Sister Act II; “If you wanna be somebody, if you wanna go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention.” I tried and I failed, but i will succeed. I know that if I put my mind to it and leave my foolish mistakes behind me, I’ll be able to focus and pay attention to my future.
TYWLS has been a great help. I’ve slacked and no longer cared, but each step of the way, the teachers, principle, and administrators tried their best to keep me motivated. Although I didn’t listen to their advice this time around, I know they were only pushing me to be the best I can be and with that, I’ll do the best I can as a sophmore, junior, senior and throughout college.
Mariah, Young Women’s Leadership School