We continue my ongoing blog-to-book project: Life After High School: Secrets To A Successful Life By Those Who Have Had Twenty Years To Think About It (or) What They Didn’t Teach Us Gen Xers In High School with an interview featuring Todd Rouleau. If you missed the last post, click here, otherwise, you can start at the beginning here.
My Life In High School
Who were you in High School and how did you feel about it?
Recent move to Anacortes felt a little like an outsider. Tough time in life due to divorce
What did you think your life would become when you graduated?
My Life After High School
Got grades up at Skagit Community College. Accepted to University of Washinton business school. Found interest in the stock market in an internship. Spent a lot of time on my career through investment education and took a job opportunity in Walnut Creek, California 10 years ago. Met my future wife playing coed rec soccer. Married 4 years and have two young kids just 15 months apart. Life centered around them. Spend weekends doing activities they can enjoy and just working on the house.
My Life Lessons
Set goals you’re passionate about and they’ll be achieved. True happiness comes from within. When you’re happy people will be drawn to you. Your energy, positive or negative is felt by others around you and it’s your choice which to radiate.
Letter To My High School Self
I would say there’s more to focus on in life than having fun. Stay in the moment but be open-minded to the differences in others. Accepting the differences and understanding yourself will lead you down a path to being a happy and well-rounded person.
In the next post, I will continue with more interesting interviews, like this one with Hayley Berrey.
Are you from Generation X? I want to hear what you think! Please comment below and participate in the conversation about What They Didn’t Teach Us Gen Xers In High School. What do you wish someone told you when you were eighteen?