Working In High School Vs. Working In College

Working In High School Vs. Working In College

It's surprisingly not all about the money.


Juggling school and work is something that I have grown up having to do. Once I hit the age limit where I was able to apply for jobs, I started applying anywhere and everywhere.

For a while, I was the youngest employee no matter where I worked.

I was fifteen-years-old at the time when I got my first job, but that did not stop anyone from hiring me. No teenager ever wants to get a job and start to work because they know some of their freedom will be taken away from them when they do, but they soon realize that money doesn't grow on trees.

When my dad first told me that I needed to get a job, I just thought he was making me do it so he wouldn't have to keep giving me money. As I grew up, I realized how important it was for me to start working as soon as possible, not just for the money, but for my resume.

Even though these jobs aren't anything big and special, they give me something to put on my resume so when I do apply for an important job they will see my work history and know that I have worked at numerous places in the past.I have had four different jobs in my life and being only nineteen-years-old that is a lot of experience.

Working while in high school is a normal thing to do and almost everyone takes part in it, but college is a different story.

In high school, my normal everyday schedule consisted of going to school, then going straight to my two or three-hour-long volleyball practices, going straight to work, and finally coming home to finish my homework and eventually go to bed.

Yes, sometimes in high school my weeks got very stressful and busy with all the different activities I was taking part in, but they still do not compare to what it is like working in college.

During my freshman year of college, I decided that I had enough free time to get a job so I could make some extra money. I only worked a few times a week so I didn't stress myself out too much with being in school as well.

As I began my sophomore year of college, I came in with the same mindset with working a couple times a week just so I could have some extra spending money. When I hit the second month of the semester, I realized I made a huge mistake.

Sophomore year is completely different than freshman year ever was. Reality really hit me hard and school became my number one priority. There were no days off this semester and I realize now that school is only going to get harder and more advanced.

Working while also being a student in college is very challenging, to say the least, but having that experience from working in high school makes it that much easier.

I am very appreciative that my dad made me start working at such a young age because now I know how to manage my time more efficiently. Once I realized how much more of my time was going to be spent in school, I made the decision to start thinking about my career and different types of jobs or internships I could apply for so then it would be the best of both worlds.

If I have learned anything over the years, it is that working is not just for making money, but it helps to create your future. Yes, working can be boring and you may think that it is pointless at the time, but stick with it because you are already one step in front of everyone else.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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The Cliche 'Follow Your Heart' Is Probably The Most Important Cliche Of All Time

Our heart or our brain? What should we listen to first?


In life, we are constantly faced with tough decisions concerning relationships, college, career, marriage … the list of decisions we must make in a lifetime is endless. This means, however, that there are plenty of moments in our life where we will put into question our very own intuition, where we will waste time going back and forth between our mind and our soul. So then we ask ourselves when faced with a decision, what do we listen to? What should we listen to? Our brain or our heart?

Yeah, okay so following your heart is probably the most cliche thing you've ever heard. Our younger selves constantly heard the saying all the time growing up. Did we act on it? Maybe, but not in the ways that we should be acting on it now. Give it a chance and just think about it for a second.

I've realized that as you get older, it becomes harder to just listen to yourself. There are distractions all around you. Some come from the comments of your peers, some come from the devices in your hands, some come from the news headlines you see in bold. With this, you find yourself struggling to find a balance between thinking about something and just doing it. You find yourself unable to decipher what exactly you should listen to. You suddenly become lost within your own little world.

Who would you be if you didn't follow your heart? Would your life be completely different than it is now?

If we think about how we got to the place we're at today, we simultaneously also think about those decisions I mentioned earlier. And those decisions were probably mostly made from our own intuition, not from logistical thinking. The sad part is we don't even realize this, and we don't even realize how important this is.

How did you choose a college? Deciding where you're going to spend the next four years of your life, working towards a career is a big deal. Some will describe their decision as a feeling they got when they stepped on campus. Yes, the tuition was a factor along with retention rates and undergraduate programs and study abroad opportunities, but the one factor that truly mattered was how they felt so at home, while in reality being so far away from their hometown. So, this decision was made from a feeling, this decision was made from the heart.

Relationships. When deciding to tell someone you love them, you're following your heart. When deciding to commit to someone in a relationship or in a friendship or whatever it may be, you're following your heart. You're putting everything on the line because of how you feel. Nothing else matters. Just the two of you, together, happy and in love. And because of that, because of the magnitude of that one feeling, you listen to your heart first and figure out everything else later. Now, being able to have that, being able to experience this type of love, well that's just one of the best feelings in the world.

We can even consider a career. When trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life, you are looking for that feeling, for that career to find you. You are searching for that inevitable inclination telling you, you're meant to do something in this world. You dream big imagining yourself doing this one job that you feel so passionately about, changing the world and inspiring others to do the same. You are motivated by this one field so much that you decide to do it for the rest of your life. If that's not following your heart, then I don't know what is.

It seems so obvious. We hear "follow your heart" all the time. But do we ever actually realize how much impact a heart can have on one's life? No. And that's why it's maybe not so obvious. Because we're told to follow our hearts, but we never actually take the time to comprehend it. And so, we live our lives letting this concept of intuition before cognition become underrated. We let it secretly impact some of our most important life decisions without even ever realizing it.

So realize it. From now on don't just listen. Act. Follow your heart as much as you can and never look back.

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