Life After High School: Michael Beery

What is your name?
Michael Beery

What year did you graduate?

Where are you living now?
I am living in UC Berkeley

What do you enjoy doing?
The flexibility to pursue certain opportunities that were limited in high school Also living in an apartment is pretty fun. It makes you grow up pretty quick.

What did you do in high school?
I tried to do everything in high school and get as complete an experience as I could. That involved music, sports, academics, and building relationships with everyone My favorite part would probably be being able to see so many people I knew all the time. I rarely felt alone.

What are you doing now?
I am a sophomore in U.C. Berkeley with a business major.

What surprised you about life after high school?
Two things really. First is that there are an unimaginable amount of people that have different views on life. Second is that a lot of people have no idea what they’re doing with their life because growing up happens a lot faster than we’d like.

Any words of wisdom for current Bearcats?
Make the most of your opportunities in high school/college. It’s really easy to sit back and let your life run by itself. But you’ll never get anything worthwhile done. Work hard, otherwise you’re just wasting your time. Find what you love and do it to the best of your abilities. And most importantly, whenever you’re stressed or worried about grades/relationships/whatever it may be, take a step back and realize that in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t matter. That bad grade won’t ruin your life. You aren’t numbers on a page, you are your own person.

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