|Y is for You Only Live Once|
Although this phrase is over used in today’s generation it applies very much to the lives of many of the kids that attend Cedar Ridge. Because no matter what, we are here as students to learn, to understand, and appreciate the value that life has to offer us. As far as I know and understand it, we have only a one way ticket on this crazy ride. In life you only get one shot to do what you want to do, to make your mark, to create your legacy…… Looking at life’s road and mountain of trials and tribulations that may be ahead can be a very daunting and hard task to understand for those who wish not to work, but for the kids I have encountered here we all want something better in our lives. We will have something better for ourselves and our futures.
Living once and having this opportunity now to fix our problems, struggles, and issues is a privileged opportunity. No matter where you come from, where you’ve been, it’s not about that; it’s about who you are now and where you are going. You’ve got one shot to make the difference to go for gold and reach for the stars. I feel that all of the young ladies and gentlemen here have truly come to understand this idea. Some of us are going to college, some to the military, and others straight into life and to the work force. At the end of the day, we all know and understand the phrase YOLO, and we will go to be the best we can be. We will fight to accomplish our dreams, and our goals no matter what others say or what life throws at us. That is the meaning of YOLO to the students here at Cedar Ridge Private Therapeutic International Boarding School.
A student at Cedar Ridge enjoying one of the many opportunities to see petroglyphs in Utah.