Why Did I Come to School Today?

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Why did I Come to Class Today? Back in my high school days, if someone had asked me, “Why did you come to class today?” I would have replied with something along the lines of, “Because I had to” or “Because if I don’t go to all my classes this week, I won’t get to use the car on the weekend”. I had no interest in learning as well as no interest in preparing for the future. All I wanted to think about was nothing and nothing more. It was too much work to give anything too much thought. I dropped out of high school at the age of seventeen and had no idea what was going on in the world around me. I never watched the news; I never used newspapers for reading, I was completely ignorant to nearly anything that did not affect my life directly. Obviously, I put enough thought into surviving. I did manage to stay alive and healthy over the years but I rarely stopped to think about how my lack of thinking today was going to impact my way of thinking tomorrow. My life portrait would have had very little color, very little strokes and no depth or perspective. During my life of drifting, I did often spend my spare time being creative with my hands. I used to think of myself as a creative thinker however, I did not use my thinking process to develop ideas that were useful or worthy of further elaboration, I just liked art. In my late twenties, I drifted down to Australia only to find out I was pregnant (that was a really expensive pregnancy test). My head was spinning from all the thinking. It was as if I was making up for all the thinking I had put off for the last twelve years. Suddenly, I had some serious decisions to make; it was time for my life to have order and direction, after all, someone else’s future was going to depend on it. I had to figure out where we were going to live, how I was going to support us and among a million other things, how was I

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