|A Pace Odyssey||
As seniors, we are about to learn about a whole new level of independence after graduation. Many of us will go to college or find a full-time job, start paying bills for school or rent, and live with roommates who will most likely be strangers. With this major shift in life, it is crucial that we start planning and preparing, emotionally and physically, for these new, adult responsibilities we will inevitably have to face.
But how do we prepare? It is difficult to plan our future when we only have our imagination to form it. We need experience and knowledge of our occupational interests, especially when we are in high school. We also need to know how to budget so that we do not go into debt when we pay taxes and other bills.
We should also be excited about the new opportunities adulthood will bring. College offers a variety of courses and clubs, and there are hundreds of thousands of interesting jobs to consider. My questions for you are as follows: Where do you see yourself in five years? What sort of activities do you see yourself participating in? How do you feel about our next big change? What personal strengths do you rely on when facing a new challenge? What support system do you plan on using? What are the most meaningful steps are you taking to prepare? What opportunities do you wish you could have pursued to prepare that were simply not available to you?