My Journey Chloe helton

My Past:

My family had the biggest impact on life when I was younger. They were my support system, my biggest fans, my best friends. My mother, father, brother, and grandmother were all unique role models who shaped me into the person I am right now.

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." - Desmond Tutu

In High School:

Friends have become a bigger part in my life now than they have ever been. They are all important to my in their own way and they will have a special place in my heart. There is noting in life like a best friend, they are your rock, your supporters, your personal cheerleaders. Of course my family will always have the biggest impact in my life, but friends are the ones you choose to live life with, not the ones you are born to live life with.

"The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it." - Hubert H. Humphrey

My Future:

Hopefully sometime twenty years from now I will have finished college, started my career as a speech language pathologist, met my spouse, and we will have a beautiful family. Maybe my life will be totally different from how I want it to be twenty years from now. I guess I will find out when I get there. My journey will be epic in its own way, just like everybody else's journey in life.

Now, Class of 2021, here is some advice to you:

Live in the now. Don't dwell on the past. Don't dread the future.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha

Make time for family and friends when you can. They are the ones who will be there for you at your highest and lowest moments.

"It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family." - Philip Green

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