I entered the IA having doubts about weather this was where I should be or not; after the last three months here, I cannot think of a place where better. I’ve never felt such a belonging sense where so much trust is shared among the community; I’ve never woken up in the morning exited to go to school. So if you ask me, the IA is definitely the right fit for me.
Today I got into a dilemma of weather I should drop the IA and enter the IB, or weather I should continue the IA. I usually hate thinking about the future and the decisions approaching me, it gives me a twitchy feeling in my stomach I try to avoid, but today it was inevitable. I felt like I couldn’t spend one more day without knowing where would I spend the next two years of my life. The thing is, I want to make the best of my years in school, benefit from every second I spend there; I want to be in reach of the best future possible, meaning the best colleges and jobs. So I started thinking in which program would I have more opportunities, with the IB, or the IA? I thought about this for the rest of the day, while that twitchy feeling in my stomach kept eating me inside.
Reflecting back on my day I finally got it, I finally understood, that my future isn’t depending on the program I take, but on what I decide to make out of that program. It is such a relieving feeling to know that my future is in my hands and only my hands. Of course every great thing comes with a responsibility attached, if I want the best future possible, then I have to work my butt off for the next two years in which ever program I choose.