Give Your All. (Don’t be like me)

My high school career from freshman year to end of sophomore year I showed little to no effort in my schoolwork. I never cared about education; thought it was just a waste of my time. During this (Junior) year I realized that I may not graduate in time unless I started to care about my schoolwork. So I buckled down for this year and am passing all of my classes with flying colors. Every class of mine is a C+ or above. (Our grading scale is tougher than the local community college’s grading scale).

I have been doing so well in school this year that I caught a more intelligent classmate of mine cheating off of my test this week. I also outscored a few other above average students with some recent exams and composition papers. Now that I’m starting put an effort into my schoolwork, I’ve realized that I wasn’t giving it my all earlier in my high school years, and that I wish I could have done things the right way the first time.

There truly isn’t any reason not to give it your all. You have nothing to loose, but so much to gain. I wish I realized that at the beginning of high school. But because I didn’t, now I will be in high school for another year and not be able to move on with my life. I will be loosing opportunities that could have risen, but because I will be at high school for an extra year, I will have to put those opportunities down. I will be a year behind everyone else in this endeavor known as life.

Give your all. If you do not, then you will regret it forever.

"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future"

-George Orwell