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Pace Myself.

 It's only a recent, but I have started feeling really scared about my future. There is so much I want to do, so much I want to learn and experience, I worry that I will run out of time. I really want to get into NIDA which is the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. They don't usually take people straight out of school but I think I have a chance. I always say that I hope I get in the first year, but I don't really want to. I say it to keep my mum happy. I want to wait, if I get in then I will never ever have time to do the things that I need to do. I will be going straight from school to uni, and then straight into the work force. I want to travel, fall in love, climb a mountain, discover myself! I am scared I won't ever get to do these things and I will look back on my life when I am old and wrinkly, with a certain sense of regret. 

tootsiekannah tootsiekannah 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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ok, speaking from personal experience here. my senior year of high school went by so fast, i didn't even know how it happened. then once high school was over i didn't know what to do with myself anymore, but it seemed like life was coming faster and faster. i wasn't even sure i wanted to go to college right out of high school, i like you wanted to go out and experience life a little bit. but also like you my parents weren't forcing me, but strongly recommended (which in parent talk means your going) i go. So there i was stuck between a rock and a hard spot, and i chose to go. its honestly the best experience of my life. i recommend that you go to college away from home, not necessarily thousands of miles away but at least away. you will have so much freedom you wont know what to do with yourself. ive met people from all around the U.S. and ive only been in college for about a year now. i know what your going through right now because about this time last year i was thinking the same thing. the only thing i can say to you is to take that step forward and just make sure you keep moving forward. <br />
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and best of luck on however it turns out =D

I am feeling similar to you at the moment...I don't want everything laid out like this. I feel like my life will just pass me by.<br />
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Shellfinder has some good advice. It's certainly made me feel a bit better :)

Hi There!<br />
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It sounds like you a cold feet alittle? That is quite normal. Once you get going though and the college life begins, it will be a very exciting and challenging year for you. Go home often. Have sit down meals with your folks. By the second year your going to be in love with it.<br />
You will meet all kinds of creative people from all walks of life and love it. Its really exciting! There is plenty of time at college for hiking, travel, and all that at the end of the seasons. Your going to have lots of company! <br />
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So cheer up and do not be afraid, all students feel this way throughout time. So go get em and shake a leg!