For the year book I had to answered this question:
Q: How have the experiences of the last year affected your life?
A: My last year of high school has affected my attitude towards many of my goals I have set towards my future. Through the past year I learned to not take some factors (like my grades) to the extremity. It is good to aim for the best, but is also good to understand and learn from the mistakes that might come along the way. If anything, I learned not to to aim for a gpa score, but to promise to try my best. With that being said, I learned to rearrange and rephrase some of my goals.
Like my sister told me a couple of days ago; "Nacimos en la vida para ser FELICES, no exitosos..." [ Success won't bring you happiness, happiness is only found within (yourself), you can't look for happiness, you either have it or you don't.] And in ways she is right, sometimes I seek for something and sometimes I am not satisfy with the results. I have to learn to be more grateful with the outcomes.
(Rainbow in Wichita, after a tornado spotted 20 miles away)
"Welcome to the real world, she said to me Condescendingly Take a seat Take your life Plot it out in black and white Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings And the drama queens I'd like to think the best of me Is still hiding Up my sleeve
They love to tell you Stay inside the lines But something's better On the other side"