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  1. Right after high school, I was in UBC Sciences. Over the years, I studied mainly Math. I was pretty good at it, but soon I felt very lost in life. I had no idea what I wanted to do with a Math degree. In the summer of my 2nd year, I fell into a heavy depression. In the coming years, I majored in Psychology in the hopes of understanding myself better and alleviating my depression. That was also the wrong move. I finished my time at UBC after 4 years and was still lost. Eventually, I got a job with my family business and went back to school years later. Lessons 1. Don't rush into University if you are unsure of what you want to do. Take a gap year before or even in between studies. 2. When feeling lost, don't force yourself to finish a degree just because you started it. Take some time to think things over and speak with a counsellor.
  2. Back in high school, I felt that I really excelled in the math and physical science subjects. I wanted to be a Theoretical physicist. Thinking about physics allowed me to delve into the secrets of the universe. I felt that I was almost in this "dream state" contemplating the inner workings of the natural world. I remember other students praising me on my math and physics abilities. I thought this would be the path for the rest of my life. However, in the coming years after high school, I realized that the process of finding my ideal career path would include many twists and turns before settling on a seemingly "right path". Now, almost 9 years after high school, I'm building towards a career in Renewable energy engineering. Lessons 1. Don't take high school for granted. Get involved in the school not just academically, but especially in the social scene 2. Choose to pursue a subject that you are best at. Listen to what others praise you on. 3. Whatever your goals are, go ALL in. This will give you the basic experiences to achieve more in your adult life. 4. Develop yourself in all areas (health, relationships, academic, part-time job, higher purpose, ...). This will make you more well-rounded to tackle life after high school.
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