When I was in my early 20’s before everyone had GPS, we actually had to use printed directions and a map. I was so immature that I wouldn’t bother to write down directions. Instead, I would try to remember them. On one occasion, I can recall driving on and on for hours. I was lost and I wouldn’t let myself realize that fact. I wouldn’t stop to simply ask myself, “Where am I?” Think of the time and energy that I wasted when I would’ve easily written down the directions or just stopped to ask for help. Going some place you’ve never been before is not the time to be self-dependent. The same is true for you as you travel through life.
As students and young adult, you need ask yourself, “Where am I?” I have met so many students who didn’t have a plan for the success that they said they wanted in life. But without a plan, you are just like me, driving on and on for hours going nowhere of significance. Some of you reading this are coasting through high school and aren’t sure of what your life looks like in 5 years. I suggest you speak to your counselor and develop a plan to get where you want to go. Some of you have made severe mistakes in the past and you are way behind on credits. Again, I suggest you talk to your counselor and be prepared to make some difficult decisions. Sometimes, when we waste time, the consequences are severe. Wherever you are, it is time for you to stop and inquire, “Where am I?”
MB (c/o 98)