Editor attains growth through personal life challenges

Jessica MacIntosh - Editor-in-Chief

Jessica MacIntosh – Editor-in-Chief

Growing up, I have been learning to make my own decisions in life. I have dealt with many issues -some good and some bad.

Problems in life over the course of time have been up to either me or the help of friends, family and other trustworthy individuals.

I have to learn to make my own decisions and not rely on others, but at the same time, I may have to rely on others for support.

Although I continue to live under my parents’ roof and have to obey their rules, they still treat me as though I am an adult.

If there is a problem I am facing, they tell me it is up to me to make the decision because even though I am living in the same house, I am an adult. As an adult, it is my responsibility to decide how to solve a problem in life.

There are some decisions I have to make on my own, but then there are some decisions where help may be needed. There are mistakes I may have made that I can only fix; however, there are mistakes that may involve others’ assistance.

The part of knowing what is right and wrong is learning what is right and wrong. We may have to ask ourselves if we are doing the right thing or not, and if there are mistakes made, we must learn to fix them and try again. As the saying goes, “if at first you don’t succeed try, try again,” it can be applied to any situation.

But, sometimes we do not see the difference between what is right and what is wrong. We may be blind to this. This leads to not seeing what is truly right or wrong in front of us until it is too late. We may be caught up in something so deep we might not be able to detach ourselves from the situation.

Even the smallest situations can lead to bigger problems in the future. In some situations, this could lead to physical or emotional harm for any of the people involved.

Any situation can have problems from working in a group to family living to a relationship. In any case, some of these situations can be fixed with a simple face-to-face talk and some of them will take more than just that. Talking may not be the only solution to any problem. It sometimes can be a quick fix.

For example, in working in a group, you might find yourself working with someone who does not cooperate or refuses to do his or her fair share. That is where talking to the person could come in handy. If it escalates, you should talk to the instructor.

On the other hand, family living and relationships are ones that can lead to harm. You can talk out the small problems, but you cannot completely talk out the big problems.

You may not see the problems until they hit you square in the face. Realizing you have made a right or wrong decision, consequences follow-good or bad. Emotions will run high. You will not know what to think, but they will all sort out in the end.

Going back to sole-making decisions versus looking for assistance to mend a problem, if the problem is too big for someone to handle, seeking advice from others might help move him or her in the right direction.

Decisions are hard to make in life. Do not let the situations become so out of hand it is difficult to pull yourself out. Despite the consequences that may come of it, you will fall at a point, but you have to shake yourself off, stand up and go on with life.