Facing the Reality of Growing Up

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We knew this time was coming. We’ve been training for it all our lives. We are now at the point where university is not just something we hear about without worry. Now we hear about it and it’s something we have to act upon. We get asked where we want to go to university, followed by endless questions about our career paths. Everything we’ve ever known is being thrown off in less than a year and we have to push ourselves though or we’ll fall behind. I don’t know about you, but the future terrifies me. I’ve actually started avoiding the topic all together. If anyone asks me what I’m doing next year I quickly say ‘university’ without giving specifics and then I change the subject. How am I supposed to know what I want to do for the rest of my life at 17? Does anyone know? All I know is I’m applying to the university of Winnipeg, because I hear they have a good film program. That’s where I’ll start. Continuing on with something I love doing. Hopefully it will all work out, but who knows. I might discover something else. I might fail miserably. I just know I’ll give this university thing a try for one year, and if it’s not a good fit I’ll take a year off to try new things. The future is still full of possibilities. No matter how hard we want to,we can’t go back to the days where our biggest worries were if we got to sit next to our friends in class. We have to grow up, even if it scares us. We have to face reality head on. No looking back.

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