Grade 12 is my last year in high school. One more year until I leave to start the rest of my life. This is my big bang and what I hope my impact will be. Although I still have 10 months till I toss my graduation cap into the air, I have some big decisions to make in the next coming months. Where am I going to university? What do I want to study? And countless others that are bouncing around in my head. As of this moment, I have a path that I want to follow, for a long time, it has been marine biology. But now that I am getting to the deep and grinding decisions, my heart is pulling me different directions. Teaching, Marine Biology, and Writing.
One thing that has come out of this, is the fact that it’s okay to be unsure. Between them, all and I can compromise and transfer without it being much of a hassle. Right now, I am thinking of teaching marine Biology or just biology in general. Science has always been something I truly enjoy especially biology. Along with the fact that many teachers have told me that I would make an excellent teacher. As a person who thrives on being around people, I can see what they mean. Teaching has been in the back of my head as a career that I should pursue for a long time. And at the end of the day blogging will always be there satisfy my writing needs.
Grade 12 is the last year that I can try new classes and find out what works for me. So this year I have decided to take two courses that not focused on my science based path. Although they have no similarities to my marine biology path they are two courses that sparked interest and I can’t wait to embrace them next week.
Classes I am Taking In Grade 12
At my school, we are allowed to take up to 8 courses and we will have them all year round. Although we won’t have them every single day, our school follows a ten timetable that slot in our classes into certain blocks of the day. For example, Day one will have pre-calc, biology, English, P.E, and French. Where as day two will have chemistry, French, Pre-calc, P.E, Social Studies. I personally like it because we get to have a break certain classes and we won’t have the same classes every single day which is nice.
Next year in grade 12 I will be taking
AP Art History (University level course)
and two spare blocks (no class)
I am not going to lie to myself and say this is an easy course load because it isn’t. It will suck, but I have two spare classes in my timetable which give me tons of time to do homework. And to also just take a break from the stress in my life aka University applications.
Goals For My Final Year in High School
One thing I hope for in my grade 12 year is that I do more things, and join more things. Being at the point where I am almost done being a high school student has made me realized one thing. That I won’t be young forever. Soon I will be in university, getting a job, finding love (I hope, or maybe just a dog), having a family (or more dogs), and that is going to be my life. Weird, messy, complicated, sad, wonderful, amazing and above all epic. So I hope that I take this year to try as many new things as humanly possible. And embrace being a young 16-year-old who still doesn’t know how to drive standard.
So that is it, fellas, this is what I am looking for in grade 12. A big book that tells me what I am supposed to do. Because I have no clue where I am heading or what I am doing with my life.