Right now, your focus is on learning. You’re learning about your subjects in school and also about yourself. If your plan is to go to college, all that learning will help you get there.
Books, blogs, magazines, newspapers — reading is a great way to exercise your brain and expand your knowledge base. It also develops your vocabulary and comprehension skills.
The skills and study habits you’re learning today will prepare you for high school, college and life. Work hard in school and do the best you can on tests. If you’re having trouble, ask for help. There are counselors, teachers, tutors and mentors who can guide you down the right path.
From volunteering to athletics to acting to art — if you enjoy it, keep doing it. And don’t be afraid to try something new. These activities aren’t about building a better résumé. They’re about staying curious and discovering new interests.
Talk to your teachers, your relatives, your family friends. Ask them where they went to college, what they liked about it, and how it guided their major choice and career. This will expose you to potential fields and majors worth exploring.