Opinions: Hindsight: Living for me

I know what I want in life.


Eddie Ruprecht

Photo illustration: Lauren Dell (left), Jon Hoeflinger, and Kendra Coughlin (right) act out the stress from the pressure of others

Natalie Hinds, Opinions editor

Junior year. I am now an upperclassmen. So lately, I’ve been told what I should do, who I should be, what colleges I should go to…

And it is getting on my nerves. Seriously.

I’m confused enough as to what I want to do after high school as it is. I don’t need my mom, teachers or anyone else telling me what I should do with my life.

I understand that all of these people are just trying to lead me in the right direction, but in the end, I will do what I want with my life.

The point of high school is to grow and figure out who you want to be when you’re an adult. You discover your talents and valuable qualities that will lead you towards a career path in future life.

I know what my qualities and talents are. I don’t need anyone to tell me to do this or do that.

I love to write. (Obviously). I was in Journalism Writing and Reporting freshman year, and I’ve been on the EHS-hub staff for two years now. And even though I didn’t enroll in AP Lang this year, I was in Honors Language Arts the two years before.

I am 90 percent sure that in the future, I want to write. Whether it be for a magazine, a newspaper or a corperation of some type, I don’t know, but writing is something I’m good at, and it comes naturally to me.

I’m growing on my own. I don’t need anyone to tell me to do my homework assignments or reading anymore. I read a book before I fall asleep at night. I prepare for the next day of school. I go to bed and wake up when I need to.

I’m doing all of this on my own.

I’m growing into my own person by becoming more responsible, and making sure I have done what needs to be done. I take care of my animals, my vehicle and myself.

I’m growing into my own life.

I leave my house whenever I please or need to. I run my own errands. I am no longer the little kid that can’t think for herself. 

I was not put on this earth to live for someone else.

I’m not sure what the future has in store for me. But I am sure of what I want to do and who I want to be.

This is my life, and I’m living it for me.