Silver Lining

A loving community finding the silver lining.

It’s OK to not know



As a senior in high school, this is one of the most important times in my life. The college that I go to can determine a lot of my future, and that’s a terrifying prospect. Everything I do now related to college applications has to be flawless, or my life may end up ruined. Naturally, thinking about this is very stressful, to the point that I lose all of my motivation to work in fear of doing something wrong. I don’t know what I’m doing now, or what I have to do. I don’t even have a clear grasp on what I’ll do once I get to college.

It’s terrifying to be so unsure about something so important, but I can’t let that stop me. If I stop now because I’m unsure, then I really won’t get anywhere. I need to keep going, even if I don’t know, because not knowing is temporary. I’ll figure it out soon, but this is what I need to do now. It’s okay that I don’t know, and it’s okay if you don’t know something as well.

The point of living is to learn about yourself everyday, so you can’t have everything figured out right away. What’s important is that you keep moving and trying your best with whatever knowledge you do have, so you can learn what you don’t know. If you keep trying, you’ll get there soon. ~Patty

What I am meant to do?


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I often wonder… “What am I supposed to do in the future?” 

This article does a pretty good job to help break down to just some possibilities of what one can do in the future depending on what their interests are. I really liked it since it helped me see the connection between what I am good at and what I like to do. Granted YOU will be the one in the end who choose the path, but this may help guide you.

I often feel stressed out that I can’t find out what I want to do, or what I am good at. I feel like I will be too late to make the decision and then my whole life will come crumbling down. But that is not true! You need those downs in your life to appreciate the ups when they occur. And I am going to be honest with you, there will be downs and at those times you may feel like you aren’t good enough or you haven’t done enough. BUT you have! You are all worth it… not worthless (don’t you ever tell yourself that). Often we are forced to conform to certain subjects or things due to pressure or just other forces in our lives but like Einstein said,

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Hope you find what YOU want to do, don’t do what others doing… be yourself since there is no other like you and you should be proud.




If you don’t take risks…

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My teachers have told me many times–and I bet they’ve told you too–take risks, because that’s the only way you’ll succeed. They are right. If you keep doing the same thing for your entire life, nothing will ever change or get better. For the longest time, I was like that. I never did anything new or different. I just did well in school and a few extracurriculars. I did the same thing every day and became numb to the world. I was just going through the motions of everything, and I never really had fun. Even the things that I enjoyed most, such as singing or being with friends weren’t as fun as they used to be, and I had to force myself to pretend that I was having fun, so people wouldn’t worry. I wasn’t depressed or anything; I was just bored with everything in my life. But around spring 2015, I started doing more. I worked harder for what I wanted. I joined temporary bands set up by my guitar teacher and played some gigs. I started recording songs to send out to record companies. I started writing, and considered minoring in music in college. Once I started doing more, I started having more fun. All of the new things that I was doing gave me excitement for my future. I still sometimes slip back into the repetitive boredom, but I now have more to look forward to, and more to work for than just getting into a good college, the same goal as everyone in my school. The new things that I’m doing make me different and give me hope that 30 years later, when I’m looking back at my high school years, I won’t have any regrets. Even if all of the things that I’m planning don’t work out, I took a risk. A risk that makes me different from all of the others around me who just want straight As and perfect SAT scores to get into a good college. The risks you take may not guarantee success, but they give you something to look forward to. 

A Small Glint of Light

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You feel down at times and lose hope. But no matter what, there will always be light even in the darkest of times. If you just look up from the darkness, there will be sunshine and hope. Sometimes, you may feel there is no way out of the darkness and will stay depressed and sad, having no hope for the future. I just want you to see that everything may seem broken in pieces, but we are here for you. The darkness may overcome, but it will never completely. Darkness cannot exist without light. The light will always be there for you.