Unless you are some sort of super genius, you will not pass your classes and your teachers wont remember you. Actually, they might, but not for good reasons.
At the very beginning of the year I was motivated to do better than I did last year in school. I was driven to do better in my classes and be more social. That went on for a good 3 weeks until things settled down and now I find myself in a rut. In the end I think “I’m just not that kind of person.” A person who I thought I wanted to be.
In my English class we have to do this big “innovation project” and for the longest time I had no idea what I wanted to do. Every idea I came up with fell short and I didn’t know why. Then I remembered a story my teacher told our class. He talked about a student of his who was really into metal. He told us that student loved music and even when he got an amazing SAT score, he went straight into the music industry and does something involving his passion. Sometimes I need to remember that I live for myself and the choices I make now affect me the most.
Unlike Oedipus, I can change my fate. I can decide whether I live with my parents for the rest of my life or become someone I’m happy to be. I may not be the smartest and I’m not a social butterfly, but I need to remember that the person I want to be isn’t an outgoing genius. I just want to not regret the choices I make now. I can’t sit around at 3 AM not doing my homework and complain about how I wont be successful.