02 5 / 2014
Day 2: A Photo from Freshman Year
This honestly took me a long time to find. My freshman year was such a crazy year, and there were so many pictures (but not necessarily all good ones). I chose this picture because it reminds me of how much fun swimming was my freshman year. Taylor and Courtney were such great people then, and are even better people now. I love how in this picture it’s the three of us, freshman year and that we have taken the exact same one almost every year. I cannot believe that it has already been 4 years of high school and in 28 days we are graduating. We will be moving on to bigger and better things. I will always look back at this picture and think, “Damn, I went through so much with these two girls. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone!”
I don’t want high school to end, but I know that there are so many other things out in the world for me to do. I’m glad I had the experiences I did in high school, and I will forever keep them with me.
01 5 / 2014
So it’s officially the last 30 days of Senior Year, and I feel it’s right to do the Senior Year Challenge. So here goes. :)
Day 1: The College You’re Attending
In the fall, I will be attending …………………. San Joaquin Delta College. I know, I know, I can do so much better. Everyone tells me this, and I get it. I am in the top 10 at WRHS and I am not going to some prestigious school. I feel that because it’s me, people are super shocked. But it’s just a school. It’s just a degree. Going to Delta in the fall is going to be….. interesting aha. But I know that going to Delta, I will be getting an almost better education because it is such a small campus and the relationship between teacher and student is much closer.
It also helps that I have those two free years of tuition at Delta. Having that in mind helped with not choosing a UC or CSU. Another thing that helped was the fact that I got zero financial aid from any school. No scholarships, no grants, no work-study, nothing. So going to Delta I know that I can save money by staying at home and abusing all the resources I get there, free dorming, free utilities, free food, etc. It also means that I will be able to get a job because I know the area and I won’t drift too far from home. I am a family girl, and I love my family. I don’t want things to happen and I’m living 5 hours away somewhere.
So in the fall, this girl is going to attend Delta College. Not the most prestigious of schools, but it’s the one I’m going to, and I have finally accepted it.
27 4 / 2014
When you feel you have lost everything, you still have
- unexpected kindness in strangers
- the rest of the world to travel
- languages to learn
- animals to take care of
- volunteer work to do
- the power of a good night’s rest
- the changing of seasons
- infinite things to learn
- billions of people to meet and possibly love
- billions of people who might love you back
24 4 / 2014
Isnt it amazing how beautiful people are. Like just look at anyone and study them and their features and how their lips tort and eyes glisten and how their hair falls or sticks or lays. How their eyebrows flex and the way their arms fold, how expressive their hands are. The way their body moves and how their chest rises and falls so subtley with their pulse. People are beautiful even if we dont find them attractive. The fact that they’re a living being is unbelievably magnificent.