New England Colonial Living History Group 1680-1760. Armidale,NSW AUSTRALIA.

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Well, within the next few days I'll be finished with high school for good. The change has its good points and bad points. For one, I'll be out there pursuing a career (not as a college student but within a trade), but, I won't have as much time to spend on my hobbies and making different projects. That's life I reckon, so we'll see how it goes.

If you all would be so kind, do you have any words of wisdom to share with me. Being the youngest member here has it's bonuses, you all have been around longer than me, and mayhaps I may gain some instruction from your successes and mistakes. Thank you all.

P.S. It can't be a graduation without some graduation photos, so here are a few.

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Well first of all congratulations. I never made it to high school, I was in full time work at the age of 14 years. Personally I think that was too young to stop playing & start working, but that was the way it was. Somewhere along the line I lost track of my interests. I did pick them up later though. All work & no play is no good!
When I came over to Australia it was a matter of survival for me, I had to find work & work as hard as I could. In some cases such as when I was working on the railroad, that meant 13-16 hours a day 7 days a week. Yet again I lost track of the things I enjoyed doing, I simply had no time. But I kept working & saving because I still had a dream, my dream was to own my own forest. It took me many years to accomplish this, but it was worth it. Now I am retired in a lovely home in the forest, I would not have survived mentally in a city.
I guess my advice is set yourself a goal & stick to it. Don't lose track of what you are aiming for & finish up squandering your hard earned money on things that don't matter. Freedom, happiness & quality of life is what matters. Sometimes we are forced to do without for a period of time in order to accomplish what we are aiming for, but never lose track of that dream my friend, sometimes that can be all that keeps you going.
Best of luck.
Sincere regards, Keith.

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference.

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Thank you so much for the advice Keith! One of my own personal dreams is that of owning a ranch one day, and I'll do most anything to make it a reality.

I just went in for a interview for an apprenticeship program, so we'll soon see if they'll have me.
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