Think Ahead

The future is coming, it’s closing in, it’s imminent

Be prepared, figure it out before the rest

Decisions made now affect the rest of my life

Don’t stress, just take on the the strife

Think ahead

I search for success

What’s my strength, what’s my weakness

The advice doesn’t help, I’m not sure where to go

Schools blend together

How can I find my perfect fit

Think ahead

A major: what are my interests, my ideals

Everything

But what do I want

I don’t know

Think ahead

Arts or academics

Theatre or STEM

I’m open to everything

Yet letting myself do nothing

In the middle of a tightrope

Decision or fall

Think Ahead

Keep thinking, keep going

Essay after essay

Compromise after compromise

Everything’s starting to make sense

Problems, then solutions

Goals, then achievement

Think ahead

The college process: a struggle

Yet I got through, I did it

Now all there is to do is wait and hope and

Think ahead

One step at a time

It doesn’t all need to be at once

Only the edges of the puzzle

Piece by piece and then suddenly it’s complete

I don’t need to think ahead

Think for now

This poem is about: 
Me

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