Last First Day.


Its surreal when you’re walking through the halls again, after everyone got a new haircut and style during the summer. Its so strange to be always watching the clock again to see when a class will finally be over. To hear “What is your schedule?” over and over and over again as people compare their sheets of crinkled paper.

One of my friends said to me this morning, “I feel like we’ve been on a dragged out Spring Break and we’re just coming back to school again”. I totally agree. Summer zipped by and wasn’t sad to say goodbye. But the rest of us were sad to see it go. Now its up to us to choose what kind of attitude we will have towards this year.

Here we are seniors. Here we are at a starting line to a bumpy road ahead of us. There are decisions to be made. Questions to be answered. Will we choose to get a serious case of Senioritis (that I think I already have as I was finishing a summer reading project last night)? Will we decide to not care about anything but care about partying and making memories we may not remember the next day when the hangover kicks in? Will we start dating “The One”? Will we know where we’re going next year?

“Where are you going to college?” 

“What are you doing with your life after high school? Any ideas?”

We hear it all day long. Most of the time, we say “No idea”. But I think its important to ask yourself where you’re going this year. Who are you going to talk to? What is your goal when you enter a classroom? How are you going to leave an impact on the students you’ll leave behind in your high school? What does God have in store for you this year? And will it be about you or Him? 


I want to ask you this: Where are you going in high school? What are you doing with your life during high school? Any ideas?


Good luck this year and may the force be with you. 


Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.


Philippians 4:6-7 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Isaiah 30:21  

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”


One comment

  1. Ethel Bartlett · September 3, 2014

    Good thoughts, Olivia. Will be praying for you with much love.

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