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Life is not what I expected

by TonLovejoy on May 2, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

When I came into the first year of highschool everything began to open up for me. I was expecting everything to be so easy. Easy like it had been in middle school. No one told me that school is the most important thing you need to achieve something in life. I was a young trouble maker. I had skipped many classes my freshman year to just go hang out with friends and have fun. Not knowing I was ruining my future. Then come to find out my guidance counselor brought me into her office then explained to me how I had been there the whole year and not gained one credit. she explained to me the importance of high school was to me. It was time to shape up. I never expected everything to be so hard. Now that im older I have learned how school works and after high school I need a job or even college. But then I learned if I get a job there is taxes. or if I got a house id have to pay taxes. Why does everything in life have to be so difficult. Life is not what I expected.


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