Carpe Diem

Seize the day.

Summer break will be here before you know it. Whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, you’re probably dying to get this school year over with, because I know I am.

However, it’s still important to ENJOY these last few weeks. I know homework and testing sucks, but there is a lot that goes on in the last weeks of school, and it’d be a shame to miss out on anything. Especially if you were too worried about the future (college, exams, etc).

‘Carpe diem’ means to live in the moment and to give little thought to the future. I believe that you should definitely give thought to your future. I just don’t think your future should overshadow your present. Now, this idea of carpe diem does not mean that you should go do something extremely reckless, dangerous, or illegal and not think about how that action might affect your future. What it’s saying is that you should make the most of a day/moment and that you should soak it all in leaving nothing to regret later on.

We’ve all heard the phrase “high school will go by faster than you think”, and as much as we might hate to admit it, it’s true. These four years will fly by. I’m a sophomore, and I still can’t believe that there’s only two more years left of high school.

My advice to you is to think about the future, but focus on the present. I know that the present may be scary, but time is precious, so be bold. Live in the moment. Mistakes, we can learn from, but leave nothing to regret, because regret can last forever.

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