Once your Quince is over, you’ll need to keep your mind busy in order to avoid the empty, after-party feeling. Take advantage of this time to plan activities you’ve been looking forward to but couldn’t do due to your party planning.
Here are a few choices of activities to plan for this new phase of your life:
- Education. If you’re still unsure about your future, it’s time to begin thinking on what career to choose. Whether it’s med school, journalism, or engineering–to state a few, it’s important to know what you’ll need in order to gain admission to a university that specializes in your career choice. You’ll also need to know how you’ll cover for those expenses.
- Sports. Mental development and thinking about college is important, such that it’s easy to forget about balancing your mind and body. For this, sign up for an extracurricular activity such as volleyball or soccer.
- Readings. If you’ve never read Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, or Mario Vargas Llosa, now is the time. Knowledge has no limits and books are a great source. Reading can also help you understand future situations in life.
- Cooking lessons. This isn’t just a trending option but a possible career when you grow up. Having your own restaurant or working at a hotel chain as a chef are currently the most valued positions within the career field. You can choose Mexican, international, or Asian cuisine, among others. Do it!
- Trips. Traveling should already be on your bucket list, so what better moment to start than when you’re young and with few obligations. Europa, Asia, Africa, or Australia are great places to visit if you wish to learn about different cultures or perhaps even your next place to live.
- Languages. The more you know, the easier it’ll be when choosing a career. As a Latina, it’s best to be fluent in both English and Spanish. Take the time to fully dominate these languages since it is key for your future. Keep in mind popular languages as well, such as mandarin, Hindi, Portuguese, and Russian.
- Driving license. You’re almost reaching the appropriate age to have a driver’s license and maybe even have your own car. Although it seems easy to drive around town on your own, the DMV’s circulation code must be taken very seriously. Go to the DMV and request a manual to begin studying. This will definitely be one of the most memorable goals in your life and it will gain you independence to move freely along the highway.
- Financial goals. Although you’re still young and have a long way to go before seriously having to worry about money, it’s smart to create a financial plan for future goals as of now. Keep in mind that the sooner you start saving, the better your chances are of making your financial dreams come true as well as enjoying your future retirement.
- A summer job. There is no better way to make your way in the work force than by having a summer job. Summer is the best season to work, earn money, help a bit at home, and gain experience for future opportunities. Building your resume at a young age shows determination.
- Community project. Get involved in community activities where you can help improve people’s lives or your own neighborhood. It will not only keep you out of trouble such as gangs or drugs, but your time committed to this will also help those in need.