This diary entry is part 15 of 29 in Lily's diary dated 26 - August 2023

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

I didn’t write yesterday because it was another boring day and I’m lazy.  But here I am!  Your favorite Lily!

And if you use duolingo, I’d better STILL be your favorite Lily.  Haha!!!

Anyway, tomorrow is the first day of school for Jack.  He’s really nervous.  I don’t know why, if he’s anything, he generally gets along okay.  He was bullied in his school in Ohio, but he did pretty well in his high school here.  Maybe it’s because he’s starting a new school because he moved?  Anyway, we went out today, and he…  I’ve never seen him quite like this.  Well…  maybe when we were in Orlando Disneyland.  It’s like he didn’t know what to do with himself.  He isn’t confident with the classes he took, and…  he’s kinda taken the whole “find out what you want to do” thing to heart but he’s afraid it’s going to be too late now, and…   we went to IHop and he just picked at his food and looked all morose.

The thing is, though, I can’t solve that for him.  I can do a lot of things for him (BLUSH) but I can’t solve that for him.  He has to solve that for himself.  He seems jealous that I seem to have things so together… but do I really?  I don’t really know what I want to do either.  I kinda know a little bit, I want to study piano and I want to learn more Japanese and I want to go to school in Tokyo.  But…  I don’t know any more than that.  I’ve got all the resources I need and I don’t really know either.

I’m pretty good at business and accounting, but do I really want to do that as a living?  But Sabby told me I shouldn’t major in underwater basket weaving.  I asked her if that really was a major, and she said if it’s a major at the school I go to then maybe I shouldn’t go.  She’s probably right.  But I should have a marketable skill, right?

Anyway, I encouraged Jack to see a guidance counselor at his new school.  Maybe it’s a little late to go on a specific track, but a counselor can at least get him going in the right direction.  He’s not dumb…  he’s just a bit, I dunno.  Aimless.  Which is funny, because you’d think that, well… Liz is his cousin and sh’es, umm… not aimless.  His parents keep trying to get him to take things up and he just…  he goes through the motions but nothing really interests him.

Speaking of which, Liz is also trying to figure out what she wants to do.  She’s significantly more driven, like I said, but that doesn’t mean she knows what she wants to do.  She’s really good at the violin, like I said, and pretty good at things like math and science, but I don’t know if she wants to make a career out of that.

Funny thing is, of all of us, Crystal is the one with the best idea of what she wants to do.  She’s not sure exactly what, but she wants to be a therapist or a doctor or a nurse or a veterinarian or something.  She wants to help things that are hurting.  Is it the most ironic thing that of all of us, she’s been hurt the most, but might have the biggest heart of all of us?

Or maybe that’s why.

Anyway… maybe I should see a career counselor too.  But I don’t go to the public school, I wonder where I can find one.

Love you all!!! ❤

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