A High School Graduate’s Journey

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Graduating from high school was surreal, man. I mean, it’s like, one day I’m just a kid and the next, I’m supposed to make all these life decisions. Choosing a college major is giving me sleepless nights. I love music and dream about being in a band, but my parents want me to pursue engineering. I get it, they want a secure future for me. But what about what I want? Then there’s this whole thing with Sarah. I mean, we’ve been best friends since forever, but recently, things have been… different. I think I might have feelings for her, but I don’t know if she feels the same. And I don’t want to mess up our friendship. My sister just moved out for college. The house feels so different without her. We used to fight all the time, but now I kind of miss her. I guess change is the only constant, huh? Been trying to work out, get fit. Some days I’m really motivated, and other days, I can’t even get out of bed. It’s so frustrating. I love the feeling when I finish a great workout, but getting started is the hardest. I’ve been playing a lot of video games to escape. Love the adrenaline rush when I win. And my guitar, man, when I’m playing, it feels like I’m in a different world.

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Hey there,

It sounds like you’re standing at the crossroads of adulthood, where the paths are many and the choices, crucial. Let’s walk through this together.

First off, the college major dilemma – it’s a classic tune many of us have danced to. Balancing your passion for music and your parents’ wishes for a more conventional career like engineering is tough. Remember, the decision you make now isn’t set in stone. Many people find their true calling later in life. But it’s essential to weigh both your dreams and practical considerations. Maybe there’s a middle ground, like studying sound engineering or music production, where your passion and a potential career meet.

Navigating feelings for a close friend like Sarah is delicate. The fear of risking a friendship for something more is understandable. If these feelings are persistent, consider gently testing the waters. Communication is key, and it’s often better to express how you feel than to wonder ‘what if.’ But be prepared for any outcome, and remember, whatever happens, it shapes us.

The emptiness of the house with your sister gone is a testament to the evolving dynamics of relationships. Missing her, despite the fights, shows the depth of your bond. It’s okay to miss her and feel this change deeply. Change, indeed, is the only constant. Embrace it and see it as a growth opportunity.

Your fitness journey reflects the ups and downs of motivation we all face. The key is consistency. On days you can’t find the energy, do something small – a quick walk, a few push-ups. Small victories lead to big triumphs. Fitness is as much a mental journey as a physical one.

Lastly, your escapades in video games and losing yourself in guitar melodies – they’re not just escapes, they’re parts of you that bring joy and relief. It’s about balance. Make sure these hobbies are complements to your life, not means to avoid real-world challenges.

In all of this, remember to take a step back sometimes and just breathe. Life is a journey, not a race. You’re doing just fine.

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