There are two things about life I absolutely believe to be true:
- In order to feel fulfilled, you need to try new things. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, and If you never try anything new, you may miss out on the thing you are meant to do.
- If you want to open your eyes to the world, meet new people. In each of us lives a piece of the universe, and with every new friend we make, we get to experience a little bit more of it.
At the time I am writing this post, I have just finished my junior year of high school.
I am privileged and fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go to the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School program for my junior and senior years of high school. It can be very hard to explain to people who don’t go there, but we go there from 8-11 every school day, and take both high school and college courses. Several schools from all over my area, some an hour away, send a few students to this building to participate in the program. When we graduate, we will have up to 30 college credits. Our business sponsors and partners make it possible for us to go there and pay absolutely nothing.
While that in itself is a fantastic opportunity, there is another benefit to the program that I will hold at the same level, if not higher than the education: the friends I have made along the way.
These friends are from all different areas, schools, and backgrounds. Each and every one of them has had such an impact on my life, and I would never want to imagine my life without them. Without the program, it is more than likely I would have never met the people I now call some of my closest friends, and wish the best for every day.
These people teach me new things, take me new places, and drive me to be the best I can.
The reason I am thinking about all of this is because the other day I went on a mini adventure with one of my friends.
We only had about an hour to spend, because we can’t drive past 9 pm, but I can honestly say it was one of the greatest times I’ve had.
We went to a small waterfall, only 15 minutes from my house, but I had never been there, and probably wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t for him. It was the perfect start to summer.
He also brought me to a wonderful spot, near a lake I still don’t know the name of because he wouldn’t tell me haha. But it was absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t take many pictures, but the ones I did will make sure I never forget.
If I had never met my friend, I would have never done this. We are not similar people by any means, but I think that is the best thing about our friendship.
Go out and do new things, and you won’t regret it. The feeling I get when I appreciate this moment is unbelievable, and it is a memory I will cherish forever.
Remember, fortune favors the bold.
Have a wonderful summer!