This is the quote that my daughter picked as a life philosophy when given the project in her Sophomore English class. Prior to seeing this, I was concerned that the message wasn’t getting across. The following is the rest of her project which was her explanation of what this quote means to her:
“This motto applies to my life in that I’m not the same person I was five years ago and I’m not the person I will be five years ahead. I have different likes, dislikes, and a different perspective on life. And I am actively creating that perspective with everything I do. It’s up to me to decide who I will become; it is not a predetermined setting. This allows me to keep an open mind about now and my future, while trying not to dwell on the past.”
Maybe, I’m doing something right after all!
Miriam Phillips-Gill is the founder of Pathways 4 Teens. Pathways 4 Teens provides educational services for tweens, teens, and parents. Our services give teens the tools and parents the information to help teens create a path for college success. Register for an event or sign up for our free newsletter at http://www.pathways4teens.com