School never really prepares you for adulthood. I think that's why people feel stuck after high school. Do I think high school was a waste? No, but if they would have added classes or programs to help assist us for the real world, it would've been helpful. I mean don't get me wrong. I learned how to read, write, and do math; but what about other things like writing a resume or practicing for an interview. To be honest I used being in high school as a security blanket. I relied on school to help me for the real world, but I guess that wasn't suppose to happen. I actually set myself up for a big disappointment. I didn't think being an adult was easy, but I wasn't expecting a struggle.
Everyone goes through different paths in life. We all fight through obstacles, but sometimes I can't help but think about my childhood/teenage years. Everything was pretty much easy, with the exception of the normal high school drama. I didn't really enjoy high school and it was hard sometimes. I didn't really have the confidence like other people and I felt like I didn't belong. I had a few good friends, but everyone goes their separate ways. I think I rushed my "adulthood", if that makes any sense. I couldn't wait to get out of high school. That feeling clouded my judgement and made me think adulthood was going to be easier.
Well I got a rude awakening. But it was also a learning lesson for me. I don't really look at being an adult as miserable. I've started to look at this adult thing as an opportunity to do all of the things I was afraid when I was a teenager. It's like I'm correcting missed opportunities. Have you ever watched that show Hindsight? Well, I'll give a quick summary. The main character get to go back and relieve moments in her life. She has the chance to correct her past mistakes. Would I want to go back? No, because the opportunities I've had in my life probably wouldn't even exist. I'm not a risk taker so I wasn't really a rebel as a teenager. At 24 years old I'm still a cautious person, but I've taken baby risks. Basically I realized that life is too short. I have to step out of my comfort zone and enjoy life! Although, I am a work in progress I have more confidence in myself than I did at 15 years old. It maybe small to some, but it's a big accomplishment for me. I went from having little confidence to talking to people I've never met before. Adulthood isn't the sunflowers and unicorns I thought, but it will be. I guess the key is patience.