Participation in activities creates families

More stories from Marco Aramburu

Mr. Railerman Pageant
March 26, 2019

From the beginning of childhood, we were always told to shoot for the moon. I came into high school not knowing where exactly I fit in or what I wanted to do, I wanted to do which made it difficult when you are expected to have your own aspirations. I was told by family and friends to participate in as much as possible, although I never understood the importance of incorporating myself into the high school scene. It was fear that ultimately withheld me from participating.

It was not until my senior year when I stopped caring about perception and decided to start involving myself in as many extracurricular activities as possible some of which include the drama department productions and working as a reporter for the NHS news magazine. Joining these activities brought me so much joy because I formed a small family in those two departments, became a part of something I was really passionate about.

I did not join in my first two years because I was like many other people; I did not want to try something that I had never done or make a fool out of myself but I came to realize that it does not matter. The experiences that came along with participating in these programs are once in a lifetime opportunities that I ultimately would have regretted not taking.

Even if your taking an opportunity to involve yourself in something that does not peak your interest, it is the experience that is worth it. Like the American motivational speaker Les Brown once said, “Shoot for the moon because even if you miss, you’ll still land among the stars.”