“the corners of the world our mere prologue.” – Rachel Amber quoting Shakespeare
I write a personal reflection to you as Senior in high school. I will briefly describe the thoughts going through my head a way to give your insight. I feel as though I am stepping out into the world. The feeling of standing on the edge of the river is similar. I’ve had my feet in the waters of the world for a good long while but, only now am I going jump into the water and brace myself for the cold shock of the being submerged. However, often when one stands in the water so long with out jumping in often they decide not to get in at all or stay content with the foot of water their legs are in. That is to say, They grow scared and feel they aren’t ready. Or they grow complacent in their situation and never move on. I feel Neither. I feel like getting in a boat and sailing. I want to be in the worldly waters yet, not in it. I want to explore and go beyond the river. This isn’t to say that I don’t have any reservations about going in though. I have doubts. Have you ever drank water from a creek? It’s more common than you think. Going out into the world and experiencing life is similar. Has anyone ever stopped to think about the nastiness of the creek water they drink? No, because it’s mostly clean. With life it is similar, When you drink the waters of the world, no matter how clean it looks there’s always things you can’t foresee. like bacteria. that’s why I have doubts.
However, the water isn’t as bad as it might have seemed previously. There’s thing to look forward to as well. Things to look forward to. Like Japan, I might have the opportunity to go to college there and also go to language school. I’m very excited about that as I am fascinated with it’s culture and people. Another thing would be more free time to pursue my hobbies. Of course making my mark on my school is something I plan to do as well. Like participating in Dramatic arts and Making lasting relationships, writing letters to my future self, encouraging the younger generation, and finishing well. I feel that to be very important.
In conclusion I hope to be sailing away, never looking back, but with tears in my eyes. not tears of sadness, but ones of happieness
from the Juggler