9/6/19

What I am Learning about Life After High School


Hey all! What I am Learning about ________ is going to be a series of guest posts on my blog this month, and there's still room to submit one so if you're interested, email me your post and I will publish it on here. 

Today I am excited to post this beautiful article about life after high school and what our writer today is learning. I hope y'all enjoy this post as much as I did. 























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I am a recent high school graduate and have been homeschooled my whole life. When someone graduates from high school, the main question they get at graduation parties or family get-togethers from well-meaning family and friends is this: “So what are your plans now that you’ve graduated high school?” 

When I got this overly popular question, I usually replied with a sweet smile and an awkward sentence somehow conveying that I was taking a gap year. All the while thinking to myself, “Good question. Wish I knew the answer to it.”

Here’s the deal, I didn’t know “What I wanted to be when I grew up.” I honestly had no clue. There were so many options and so many pressures to do this or do that. I found myself thoroughly confused at life. 

My parents and family were super supportive of anything I wanted to try, but it was me who couldn’t decide what was next. Even to this day, I honestly still don’t quite know, but I do know more than right when I graduated. The truth was, I was scared of moving forward. And I couldn’t make up my mind because my interests varied. 

So I took a gap year. (Which I totally recommend if you are unsure of what to do next or if you can’t decide if college is the right route for you. It gives you time to pray about it and it makes sure you aren’t rushing into a career choice that you later will decide is not for you).

Over the last few months, God has really cleared the fog for me. I see more clearly what I want my future to look like. And what I feel God’s directing me to do. Yes, it is still very unknown to me, but I am continuing to learn to trust God as He opens the right doors and directs my steps. 

Trusting God is the most important thing to do after graduating high school (but really it’s the most important thing to do in any season of life!)

Life can be so exciting, and also it can be so unknown. But through it all, you have a Guide who will never leave you or forsake you. 

So even if you don’t know "what you will be when you grow up.” Or if what you thought you wanted to do has changed, I have learned that the most important thing you need to do is to trust and rely on the One who does know His plan for you. 

Because God has a perfect purpose just for you! 

Hey everyone, it's Gray again. Wasn't that just beautiful? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments and go say hi to Brookylne on her blog as well. 

Also, if you plan to write a guest post, I need to do a disclaimer I realize.

I am in the church of Christ, which means I do not agree with a lot of denominational doctrines. This does not mean I won't publish a slightly different opinion/view on my blog, however, I won't publish something I believe is false. So as a warning, if you send me a post about What You Learned about Baptism for example and it's not what I believe to be the truth, I won't publish it. I'm sorry to anyone who I offend with this statement, but I hope you can understand why I wouldn't want to publish something against my beliefs.


19 comments:

  1. I loved writing this guest post!! Thanks for hosting me on your blog! <3
    -Brooklyne

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    1. Thanks so much for writing it! I personally found it so encouraging and I know many others will find it uplifting as well. <33

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  2. Lovely guest post, Brooklyne! (Love your name, btw. xD)
    Life after high school is rough. I'm 20 now and wow, I never went to college, which has been frowned upon by many. But my parents support me. I got a job instead. I don't love the job, but it pays for my writing, so.. xD

    Wonderful post. <3 <3

    Brooke@ Chasing Dragonflies

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    1. Thank you, Brooke! <3 Oh, I know the feeling. The world definitely puts a lot of pressure on young adults to go to college... But no matter what the world says, if we put our trust in God, He will lead us down the right path for us! <3

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  3. I really have struggled with the question "What do I want to do with my life?" There are so many options! And, everything is harder when you don't trust God. This is a great post!

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    1. Ah, yes! I think everyone struggles with that question sometime in there life! Praying God opens the right doors for you. <3

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  4. Great post, Brooklyne!! I'll be facing graduation next year, so thank you for the advice!!

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  5. This is such a helpful post - I only have two more years left of high-school!

    - Emma :)

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  6. Ah, this is such a fun post and idea, Gray! Am I too old to guest post? Because I'd love to if not.

    Also, I think gap years are amazing!!!!! I'm so glad the fog has cleared for you, Brooklyne!

    MB: keturahskorner.blogspot.com
    PB: thegirlwhodoesntexist.com

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    1. Thanks! And nope, there's no age limit. ^_^

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    2. Taking a gap year was really a good plan for me... Thanks for reading my guest post, Keturah!

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  7. This is such a beautiful post, Brooklyne! (also, I just checked out your blog and it's amazing!) <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thank you!!! (And I'm glad you stopped by Showers of Blessings!) <33

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  8. I have had a hard time trying to figure out what to do as well. I still don't know but I'm not worried about it so much right now.

    Great post!

    astordetective.blogspot.com

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    1. I know that feeling so well! But God's plan is way better than anything we could ever come up with, so it's up to us to trust Him. <3

      Thanks, Rakayle!

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  9. Great post, Brooklyne! Thanks for sharing! <3

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