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Have you ever heard the saying, “Happiness is a journey, not a destination”? Have you ever caught yourself saying, “Someday I will do this…” Or “Once I do this… I will be happy.” I used to tell myself that every day when I woke up. I hated high school and I just couldn’t wait until college! But now that I am in college, I say to myself, “Once I graduate I will be happy and have my dream job.” It is common human thinking, but it is the wrong thinking. You are always looking to the future saying that is when you will be happy. However, you never will be happy! The only way you will be happy is if you live in the moment, otherwise, you will always be looking to improve something! I.E. A new house, new car, kids, a new job, etc… The saying, “Happiness is a […]

Almost everyone grows up with the constant voice in their head saying “Do your best” because that’s what your mother would want. However, every mother’s vision of “your best” is different. Some children are told that if they aren’t receiving straight A’s across their report card, that means they aren’t even trying. That they might as well slap their mother in the face rather than bring home a B. Other students’ parents are more understanding and believe that teachers can be at fault as well. Or maybe it is just a difficult subject for them to grasp, and getting a C is an accomplishment. Away from the single subject of school, students are expected to be involved in extracurricular activities. In fact, from personal experience, these extracurricular activities include: Police Explorers, National Honor Society, taking college classes at my high school, and at the community college during summer and the […]

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