“What to do?”

“What to do after high school?” Isn’t it one of the major questions in our lives which decide our future? Which either makes or breaks our future?

I for a fact think so. I am way past my high school days but this question sometimes still bothers me. I mean what if I had chosen some other career option, some other course? How would my life be then?

I have to first say that when I was in high school I had absolutely no one to guide me through it. My parents wouldn’t say a word about my life decisions and they were then in no position to guide me through it. So all I was left back then with was my intuition which I don’t know has proved right or wrong. To be honest, I still wonder if I am on the right path or am I still playing with my future? I am still confused and for now I am playing along.

But I have a younger brother who has me to at least tell him what can he do, or what options he has after school. I do want to help him, I want him to know that I am there for him whenever he needs any kind of help and to know that he is in whole other position than me. He knows I have had to pass through troubled times because of some issues and I do not want him to go through any of them. I badly want to help and make things easier for him. I know however hard I try some things in life he will have to do it on his own but at least I could be there by his side.

But he isn’t ready to listen. Right now, he is caught up in the moment, in the laurels and blooms of the last high school days and does not want to listen to any of the things that I want to tell him.

I just hope it’s not too late when he is ready. For me the case was different, but I don’t want things for him to be as they were for me.

I hope he understands before it is too late.

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

21 thoughts on ““What to do?”

      1. Still in the future there will come a time when the things can be changed…
        I’m not that you’ll be able to change it the same way as earlier you wanted to, but yes you can change them…

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  1. You’re a very understanding person who doesn’t want their sibling to go through something they had a hard time dealing. But, eventually you can take the horse to the water but cannot make it drink. You’re on a path which the universe has chosen for you 😊

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  2. When I graduated I wanted to go to a trade school. My parents said NO. Mama put me in the car took me to the nearest state university. She stopped at the “Freshmen Here” sign and said, “I guess this is where you get out.” I got out and the rest is history!

    But like you, I wonder…”what if…” What if I had had a good school counselor (which I didn’t) to help me at least choose the best college major? What if I had known what questions to ask? What if I simply knew how to study, (which I didn’t).

    The problem is as you see it. Young people don’t know that they don’t know. Hence they think everybody over 21 is wrong. But with a great sister such as yourself, I see hope for your brother. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your words. I see a hope for him too. He is a brilliant student, not just with grades but otherwise too. I just hope he understands this soon and does not have to keep regretting and wondering over the coming years as we people do.

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  3. Sometimes you just have to trust in the decisions that you make. They do not make a lot of sense when you are taking them but somehow down the road, they do connect. I feel what you are saying because I am the oldest in the family and never received any guidance. I started my University with Chemistry and ended up graduating in Statistics. And after all that, I realised I am not into science but sociology. So, I completely changed again in my postgraduate studies.
    Do I regret? I feel a lot of time was wasted but I gained valuable knowledge. There are no right answers 😦

    I wish your brother well and I hope that you find what you are seeking for too 🙂

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