As much as I hate, and love, to say it... We are about 3/4 of the way done with high school. That's a scary thought. It seems like yesterday that I was learning to ride a bike and couldn't throw a ball over 10 yards. Now, I'm driving and have to start looking towards college. And that's the problem. College.
All I've heard from my family and some friends over the last few months is, "Hey Ben, what colleges are you looking at?" And every time I've been asked that question, I have had to respond the same way. "Uh, I'm not really sure yet." Then its, "Oh, okay, well what do you want to do?" Same answer. Its almost like I don't want to face the fact that I'm so much closer to becoming an adult and having real responsibilities. Its not like I haven't been trying to decide which college appeals to me or what job I want to do for the rest of my life. Its just a very hard decision, that I really don't want to have to make.
Its funny to look around and see the people I've grown up with, and know that we are the future. It's scary to think that some of us will be making the laws and doing all the jobs that I've always seen as being for grown ups. Those grown ups will be us in less than ten years. It's crazy to think that almost exactly five years from today, I should (hopefully) be a college grad, looking for a job and mostly on my own. Sure, we're only 16 and 17 right now, but time flies.
I honestly am jealous of those that have known what they want to do their entire lives. Those that have had their college picked out since they were little. Those that have a plan for the rest of their lives, and a firm grip on what they expect to happen to them. How about you? Are you like me and have no idea? Or have you had your life planned out since long ago?
Like they say, "Life moves fast, don't miss a thing."
I just never thought it would move this fast.