Thursday, September 21, 2017

"What are your plans for the future?"

"What are your plans for the future?"

 

It’s a question that’s been asked and answered in hundreds of different ways. It’s a question that I despise but I find now follows me as I trek my way through high school. My answer is a continuous “I don’t know,” but as of recently I’ve taken to jokingly telling people I plan on being a garbage woman.

 

I find the future deafening but ultimately unstoppable. I used to think 2019 was so far away, but now my graduation date seems to be knocking rather ominously on my door.

 

I’ve lived my entire 16 years in the same house with my parents and two siblings. My family has rather recently expanded; we finally got a beagle, which goes by the name Winnie. My older sister just finished high school herself, and my new hated questions is, "Are you going to miss your sister?"

 

While academics come rather easily to me, I find that athletics are something that I love but are something I’m definitely not known for. I have been dancing for 14 years of my life and although I’m far from being the best I still continue.

 

While I enter my 11th year of school I find that my classes have gotten harder, as I suspected they would. Especially with the added college classes and the ACT that lies in wait. I think life as a junior is going to require much more of my attention than sophomore year did. Band is one thing I am looking forward to when school begins again. My time spent in the band room is something I always look forward to. My classmates are always entertaining and my band teacher, Mr. Boldt, is one of my favorite teachers.

 

While I may not know for sure what I would like to do in the future, I find my internship at the DCI to be a well-made step in the right direction. My mother and father raised me in an environment that made it well known that to get what I wanted in life I was going to have to work for it. 

 

Getting to know and talking to people around the community is a new experience for me, as talking does not come naturally to me. I find that my job challenges me from time to time, but I don’t mind a good challenge, especially if it distracts me from thinking about the future.  

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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