Yup. I’m a sophomore. And this year was great. How can I simply express what my sophomore year was like in just a few sentences? I learned countless number of things. Some hard courses such as Asian Studies, English 10 and AP Biology expanded my range of common sense. I learn so much not only in academics, but also a lot generally about life. Should I use cliches such as: “Life is like a roller coaster”, or “Life is like an onion”, or “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” ? No, that is not enough. I want something original. I want to name this year “Priceless”. Its value is so great that it cannot be determined.
There are numeral life lessons that I want to talk about.
One of the most important things I learned this year is that you can’t have it all. If you want something, you have to learn how to sacrifice. For example, if you want good grades, you should sacrifice your free time and use that time to study for tests and quizzes. This was one of the theme from Brave New World! The people in the World States sacrificed their rights for their happiness.
I also learned that procrastination brings you much cost. Time management has been the biggest problem for me. As I get older and the more things that I have to do, time management is a critical skill necessary in order to survive high school. I realized why sophomores are only allowed to take 1 AP class. After taking an AP class, I realized how scary procrastination is. Now that I’ve got a taste of what an AP class is like, next year, I’ll work harder to avoid procrastinating.
Everything depends on how you approach it. Everybody has their own burden. Everyone has to cope with their own hardships. Big hug dilemma for some people could be nothing to others. Small insignificant event can be a life-changing critical moments depending who you are and how yo perceive things. After realizing your perspective of life really depends on the attitude, it really helped me when I faced difficulties. I reminded myself that I’m not the only one who’s going through, this too will pass, and that this could be nothing for some people.
These life-learned lessons cannot be found in textbooks or in articles. Only through experience, they are learned.