In high school, it often feels like all of the external pressures for grades in academic work, performance in activities, plans for college take all the energy you could possible muster. I believe there is another way to frame this busy time. As you approach a new year, think about what it is that you love to do and how that could become part of your plan for 2017.
When I was young – a long, long time ago – my mom used to say, “Follow Your Bliss.” She meant it. I hope you will find and follow yours.
“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell