15 Quotes For The Girl Who Doesn't Know What She's Doing With Her Life

15 Quotes For The Girl Who Doesn't Know What She's Doing With Her Life

Sometimes, you don't know what your next step is—and that's OK.
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About passions:

1. "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." – Karim Seddiki

If you are lucky enough to have found something that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning, chase it. Who cares if only four other people are doing it? Become the fifth.


2. "Don't let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big." -Anonymous


3. "I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener." - Anonymous

Who cares what your dad's sister's husband's niece is doing? What are you doing to make your life what you want it to be? Are you doing the best you can? That's all that matters.


4. "Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other tires because you got a flat." - Anonymous


5. "Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful magical person that you are." – Mandy Hale


About love:

6. "Forgive them even if they're not sorry." - Anonymous

There's a reason so many Indian proverbs are written about the toll holding a grudge takes. Let it go and find your own peace.


7. "It's okay to walk out of someone's life if you don't feel like you belong in it anymore." - Anonymous

It's OK if your high school sweetheart isn't the boy you take to formal, and it's OK if the boy you take to formal isn't your soulmate. It's fine if the girls you went to all these formals with aren't worthy of being your bridesmaids. You're allowed to decide at any moment that someone isn't being a very positive influence on you and it's OK to call it quits on any relationship—at any time, for any reason.


8. "Never apologize for having high standards. People who really want to be in your life will rise up to meet them." - Anonymous


9. "Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." – Dalai Lama


10. "Never put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket." - Anonymous

It's not selfish to try to make yourself happy. Stop telling yourself that.


About the future:

11. "It's not about being the best; it's about being better than you were yesterday." - Anonymous


12. "Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day." - Anonymous


13. "What matters most is how well you walk through the fire." – Charles Bukowski

Don't worry so much about the promotion or the new phone or the vacation. The greatest memories you have and what will define you is the grace with which you handled your darkest moments, not your brightest.


14. "I love the smell of possibility in the morning." - Anonymous


15. "The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." – William Shakespeare

You're so incredibly young, and you have so many things to offer this world. Don't worry if you aren't climbing the corporate ladder at 21 years old. Live your life and aspire for greatness.

But now? Take a nap, call your mom, or make some soup from scratch. There's only one thing I know that can keep a millennial down: a cracked heel. So, rip it off and run through the sun shower. You're doing great, even if it doesn't always feel like it. Try again tomorrow and the day the after. And try to make each day after that even better. Find time for love, for what you love but you can't quite get paid for, and for the things they will pay you for. Make time in your life for what gets you out of bed at 6 a.m. and what keeps you up until then, too. As Ferris Bueller once said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around every once in a while, you might miss it."

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A Senior's Last Week Of High School

The bittersweet end.
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Well, this is it. This is what we've worked so hard the last four years - who am I kidding - basically what seems like our whole lives for. This is the very last week we will set foot as a student in our high school's hallways. As most schools are getting ready to set their seniors free at last, it all begins to set in - the excitement, the anxiousness, and also the sentiment and nostalgia.

For seniors, the years since our first day as a freshman at the bottom of the high school totem pole have seemed endless, but as we look back on these last few weeks, we realize that this year in particular has gone by extraordinarily fast. It was just yesterday that we were sitting in our classrooms for the very first time, going to our 'last first' practice, and getting our first taste of the (very real) "senioritis". With all that's going on in our lives right now, from sports and clubs, finals, and the sought after graduation ceremony, it's hard to really sit down and think about how our lives are all about to become drastically different. For some it's moving out, and for some it's just the thought of not seeing your best friend on the way to fourth period English; either way, the feels are real. We are all in a tug of war with the emotions going on inside of us; everything is changing - we're ready, but we're not.

THE GOOD. Our lives are about to begin! There is a constant whirlwind of excitement. Senior awards, getting out of school early, parties, and of course Graduation. We are about to be thrust into a world of all new things and new people. Calling our own shots and having the freedom we have so desperately desired since the teenage years began is right around the corner. Maybe the best part is being able to use these new things surrounding you to grow and open your mind and even your heart to ideas you never could before. We get the chance to sink or swim, become our own person, and really begin to find ourselves.

Things we don't even know yet are in the works with new people we haven't even met yet. These friendships we find will be the ones to last us a lifetime. The adventures we experience will transform into the advice we tell our own children and will become the old tales we pass down to our grandkids when they come to visit on the weekends. We will probably hate the all night study sessions, the intensity of finals week, and the overpowering stress and panic of school in general, just like we did in high school... But it will all be worth it for the memories we make that will outlive the stress of that paper due in that class you absolutely hate. As we leave high school, remember what all the parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors are telling you - this are the best times of our lives!

THE BAD. The sentimental emotions are setting in. We're crying, siblings are tearing up, and parents are full-out bawling. On that first day, we never expected the school year to speed by the way it did. Suddenly everything is coming to an end. Our favorite teachers aren't going to be down the hall anymore, our best friends probably won't share a class with us, we won't be coming home to eat dinner with our families...

We all said we wanted to get out of this place, we couldn't wait, we were ready to be on our own; we all said we wouldn't be "so emotional" when the time came, but yet here we are, wishing we could play one more football game with our team or taking the time to make sure we remember the class we liked the most or the person that has made us laugh even when we were so stressed we could cry these past few years. Take the time to hug your parents these last few months. Memorize the facial expressions of your little sister or brother. Remember the sound of your dad coming home from work. These little things we take for granted every day will soon just be the things we tell our college roommate when they ask about where we're from. As much as we've wanted to get out of our house and our school, we never thought it would break our heart as much as it did. We are all beginning to realize that everything we have is about to be gone.

Growing up is scary, but it can also be fun. As we take the last few steps in the hallways of our school, take it all in. Remember, it's okay to be happy; it's okay to be totally excited. But also remember it's okay to be sad. It's okay to be sentimental. It's okay to be scared, too. It's okay to feel all these confusing emotions that we are feeling. The best thing about the bittersweet end to our high school years is that we are finally slowing down our busy lives enough to remember the happy memories.

Try not to get annoyed when your mom starts showing your baby pictures to everyone she sees, or when your dad starts getting aggravated when you talk about moving out and into your new dorm. They're coping with the same emotions we are. Walk through the halls remembering the classes you loved and the classes you hated. Think of the all great times that have happened in our high school years and the friends that have been made that will never be forgotten. We all say we hated school, but we really didn't. Everything is about to change; that's a happy thing, and a sad thing. We all just have to embrace it! We're ready, but we're not...

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Severus Snape Is The Worst, And Here's Why

Albus Severus, sweetie, I'm so sorry...

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I grew up being absolutely obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise. I read the books for the first time in second and third grade, then again in middle school, and for the third time in my last year of high school. Recently, I had a somewhat heated argument with a fellow fan of the books about Severus Snape. As I've reread the Harry Potter books, I've noticed that, although J.K. Rowling tried to give him a redemption arc, he only got worse because of it. Here's why I still think Severus Snape is the absolute worst.

His love for Lily Potter was actually really creepy. When I was younger and reading the books, I always found the fact that he held fast in his love for Lily to be very endearing, even noble. However, rereading it after going through a couple of relationships myself, I've come to realize that the way he pined over her was super creepy. It was understandable during his time at Hogwarts; he was bullied, and she was the only one who "understood" him. However, she showed zero interest, and if that didn't clue him into realizing that he should back off, her involvement with James Potter should have. She was married. He was pining after a married, happy woman. If he truly loved her, he would have realized how happy she was and backed off. Instead, he took it out on her orphan son and wallowed in bitterness and self-pity, which is creepy and extremely uncool. When a girl is kind to a boy during high school (or in this case, wizard school), it's not an open invitation for him to pine for her for the literal rest of his life and romanticizes the absolute @#$% out of her. It's just her being a decent person. Move on, Severus.

He verbally abused teenagers. One of the most shocking examples of this is in The Prisoner of Azkaban when Snape literally told Neville Longbottom that he would kill his beloved toad, Trevor if he got his Shrinking Potion wrong, and then punished him when he managed to make the potion correctly. Furthermore, poor Neville's boggart was literally Snape. The amount of emotional torture Neville must have been enduring from Snape to create this type of debilitating fear must have been almost unbearable, and even if Snape was simply trying to be a "tough" professor, there is no excuse for creating an atmosphere of hostility and fear like he did in his potions class for vulnerable students like Neville. In addition, he ruthlessly tormented Harry (the last living piece of Lily Potter, his supposed "true love," btw), and made fun of Hermione Granger's appearance. Sure, he might have had a terrible life. However, it's simply a mark of poor character to take it out on others, especially when the people you take it out on are your vulnerable students who have no power to stand up to you. Grow up.

He willingly joined a terrorist group and helped them perform genocide and reign over the wizarding world with terror tactics for a couple of decades. No explanation needed as to why this is terrible.

Despite the constant romanticization of his character, I will always see the core of Severus Snape, and that core is a bitter, slimy, genocidal, manipulative trash being. J.K. Rowling's attempt to redeem him only threw obsessive and controlling traits into the mix. Snape is the absolute worst, and romanticizing him only removes criticism of an insane man who just so happened to be capable of love (just like the vast majority of the rest of us). Thank you, next.

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