10 Things Undecided Senior High Students Are Tired of Hearing
With the first batch of SHS students on their last year of high school, the most awaited part of the journey comes with it: college applications! As exciting as this new adventure sounds, it's still nerve-racking, especially for those who don't know what to take up yet. Here are a few one-liners undecided seniors are tired of hearing:
- "One more year and we're off to college!"
Your friends are all excited to pack their bags and finally study things they're actually passionate about. Amidst all the excitement, you can't help but feel jealous. Pahingi ng decisiveness, bes!
- "What are your goals in life?"
As much as you're tired of hearing this, everyone else is also tired of hearing you jokingly respond with "marry a pop star and become the queen of England." But hey, they can't blame you for channeling your frustrations into humor.
- "Ano ba talaga ang gusto mong course?"
You know your loved ones are just trying to help you make up your mind, but this broken record of a line just makes you want to rip your hair off because you seriously Don't. Know. Yet.
- "Kung ano gusto mo, 'yun na 'yun."
'Di ko nga alam kung ano ang gusto ko! You think through a polite smile.
- "Ha? 'Yan ang gusto mo? Sure ka?"
At this point, you're trying your best not to scream your lungs out. It's irritating how everyone around you is pushing for a decision, but when you do put one on the table, it's almost immediately shut down for reasons you've lost count of.
- "Doon ka kung saan ka magaling."
Sorry, tita, but I don't think universities offer courses majoring in Self-doubt and Constant Second-guessing.
- "Follow your heart."
Your friends mean no harm when they tell you this, but you somehow wish they'd understand that as much as you don't know what to take up, neither does your heart. Your whole being is a confused, distraught mess when it comes to career choices; no system and thought corner spared.
- "Wala ka bang plano sa buhay mo?"
Even if your relatives try to play it off as a joke, you can't help but feel a tad hurt. You're already giving yourself heat for not being able to decide this far into the journey. The fear of not being able to achieve anything has been etched into your mind for a while now, and you don't need a constant reminder of the pressure.
- "Don't forget to be practical."
As you submit all of the application forms, you will never forget this constant reminder from your parents. As much as you want to follow your heart, you still want to be able to give back once you graduate. The pressure of choosing a high-paying, in-demand job sets the plate way higher.
- "Make sure you'll stick with what you choose."
Having the indecisive nature means that your mind will want different things at different parts of your life, which is really what makes the decision hard.
How many of these lines have you been told?
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!