Counseling is something, I think, everyone should consider, especially teenagers. One of the hardest years in one’s life is the “adolescence years”, especially the beginning. I remember when I turned fifteen, the hardest year yet. It was a major changing point in my life; I revaluated everything I had done. I realized that I wasn’t proud.
By the age of fifteen, I had done things that would burden me forever. I am eighteen years old and I still feel ashamed and stained because of my past. Ever since my counseling sessions, I have learned to let things go, to learn from my mistakes and to use my mistakes into something constructive and positive, a tool to be a better person. I never thought counseling would help so much, I always thought that only crazy people would be in need of a counseling session. I was ignorant. I want my peers to see that help is out there through counseling.
I my goal is to share my story and encourage people to see counseling as an extra helping hand in life. I also wish to modify Chinquapin’s counseling program into a full-time program.