How do I handle the thoughts of “the rest of my life..”

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I just graduated High School, all of my friends are off to college, and I plan on starting my culinary program next year around april. I just haven’t taken any steps to do start my career. I guess im just afraid? Like how am I going to pay for this? Am I even good enough to be in culinary school? What if everyone there is a lot better? These questions and so many more go through my head. Sometimes..I feel like..if I were to just not live anymore..I wouldn’t have to worry about the rest of my life. I hate having these thoughts, especially after going through depression a year ago. I just don’t want to go back in that stage of not having any motivation.

Category: Tags: asked September 5, 2013

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"Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

Although it may seem sad, Nothing in this life is every guaranteed except death. What matters after the words; "He Died" is the life that took place prior to those words.

I'll tell you something you already know, Without sacrifices nothing can ever be achieved. The basic law is giving something to get something, that being said you probably already know the world isn't all sunshine and rainbows. We don't have the magical potion to fix everything. Neither do we have the knowledge to be everything. Life is a very mean and nasty place, with a crack of thunder or a burst of rain; it can destroy your life and keep you there forever if you let it. Often, it's not about living your life to the fullest or the triumph the follows. It's about believing in your self and conquering your perception of a happy goal oriented life. Until you start believing in yourself, Sadly you ain't going to have a life.

My Advice, is to the visit possible Culinary School's around your region, and going to the guidance office offered at the facilities. They will generally be more than happy to give you a tour, explain the admission averages and provide you with beneficial information in regards to Financial Aid. From there on in, you'll be able to decide which school best fits your level of accomplishment and determination!

Best of Luck to Ya!

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." - Norman Vincent Peale
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first, that time you felt depressed is in the past, so leave it there...quit looking at it..it doesnt count anymore...secondly, do you think your the only person who ever wondered how they were gonna pay for schooling? no, you are not....even your college buds have stident loans ....,so get one, at the school you wish to attend and go there now and apply..I can tell you are a procrastnator, knock it off before you convince yourself too much time has passed and you end up not doing anything .....Your just out of high school so keep the ball rolling....know that yeah there will be students better than you in class , and know that there will be students worse than you ....so what...and why are you comparing yourself to students in a class you havnt even signed up for yet? stop whining and just do it....you keep making excuses and no one is interested in excuses...its time for action....you are an adult now , right? ..and lastly, you sound lazy....knock that off too....You have so many doors opening for you right now so many new things to do and see and try... so get up and go...!!!
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http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_414_-_alex_guarnaschelliGive a listen to this, she talks about her training and how she found an affordable way to become a chef by looking for "internships". It will help put at ease the "what if I can't afford school" thoughts.
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You'll never know how to spent the rest of your life if you don't try it at least... Sure somebody might end up being naturally better than you but world records are broken every time. It happens. But if you want to be a chef then you should take that leap of faith. If you're still doubting yourself, then you are acting like a proper human being. Everybody's always doubting something about themselves. It's the point of when they actually do it that they'll realize that there was nothing to doubt about. And if you're having trouble with finding motivation, wait around. It'll come to you like a gust of wind in mid-spring...
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It's ok to find the future a little intimidating!! Don't stress out, you know what you want to do which is better than a lot of people. So what if people are better than you? You'll learn! and surely that's the point. We all get down about this sometimes but try not to worry! x
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You can't worry about the future in such a broad way. Trust me, I know from experience. The overwhelming feelings of fear are tough as hell to overcome, but the only way to do so is to put one foot in front of the other, and take life one step at a time. These are cliches, I know, but sometimes there's a reason cliches are brought up...they kinda work.I understand your feelings of thinking things would be easier if you just stopped living...but whenever I catch myself in a nice breeze, with a blue sky overhead, or see people loving one another...I'm so thankful to be able to experience life. Who knows what the correct path is? As long as one lives their life trying to help and to love and to learn and to overcome past mistakes...that's all you can do. And people do extraordinary things everyday, don't forget
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