Running Towards The Finish

     I’m running towards the finish line and with so much adrenaline I can only give it my all! For me, reaching the end doesn’t mean that it’s finally over; it means that another goal was accomplished. Since this school year started I had to work towards some sort of finish line every single day and almost every single weekend. Whether it was at cross country or track practice or competing at a meet, I had a goal to finish strong just about everyday. But this isn’t going to be about sports, running, or any of that, even though that sums up a lot of my high school years. I’m actually running (not literally) towards the finish line of high school, and for some people that line is different, but let’s just call this finish line graduation.

     To sum up last semester, it was definitely how everyone said it would be. It was crunch time, days flew by, the week’s felt shorter, and rigorous deadlines seemed like they came the next day. The entire semester feels like a piercing alarm clock giving you a wake-up call. I first felt this way when early application submissions for colleges began to open. Now if you’re an underclassmen reading this, my biggest advice for you is to JUST RELAX. I overwhelmed myself at the beginning of my semester by rushing to try and get college stuff done all at once which happened to be one of the mistakes I made. Quick story, I rushed to get admission essays completed, recommendation letters, my SAT and ACT tests done, and other things you need in the college application process. I just didn’t realize that I had more time than I thought. After applying to my #1 college choice that I was confident I would get into because I had did the early application, I was actually denied. It hurt my soul! I felt like it was the end of the world and that I probably would never get into a decent college. But after talking to counselors and people who had been in the process before I gained the confidence to talk to the university again and find out what I did wrong. The only problem I had was my tests scores being low. So once I took time to slow down, relax, and re-take both tests, I actually improved tremendously, which was a HUGE confidence boost. In the end I was lucky enough to re-apply and I got accepted. Praise God!! A huge weight lifted off my shoulders.

     I learned to set small goals for myself during my high school days. It is the easiest way to get something you really want accomplished. In sports, I started making it a goal to finish a complete workout at practice, then move on to running with someone who was faster than me, then setting time goals that I would run at meets. What I taught myself in sports is what I applied to my academics. So now, it is the final 100 meter stretch of the school year and I have no choice but to give it my all and finish strong! See you all at Graduation.

 

New Years Madness

There was 4 of us in the hotel: my cousin Kel, our friend Lana, my friend Abby and myself. It was New Year’s Eve and there was so much going on outside! But our parents wanted us to stay inside to avoid all of the New Year’s Eve craziness. It was about 11:30pm, only 30 minutes before 2017 and we realized how much fun downtown Indianapolis would be! We sat and thought about how crazy it would be, all the traffic, and how we might not even make it down there by midnight. But, finally we realized downtown would be much more fun in real life instead of watching it on television.

It was about 11:46 and we were still on the highway! There was no way we would be able to park and see the fireworks and car drop! Finally downtown, we had about 5 minutes to get to wherever (I HAD NO IDEA) the car was dropping. I gave up on trying to park, so I just followed all the other cars because I had a good feeling they were going to take us all to the right place. It finally hit 12am, 2017!!! We screamed Happy New Years to each other in the car although we were stuck in traffic. No cars were moving, only a lot of pedestrians running wild outside of all the cars on the street. Right in front of us were fireworks!!!! I knew I was smart for following the big crowd of cars!!! I parked my car right in the middle of the street because I realized traffic wasn’t moving anytime soon. It was so cool! It was one of the best New Year’s Eve I’ve ever had! We all sat in the crowd excited and took videos and pictures of the fireworks and the crazy people running around and dancing outside. Finally, traffic moved closer to the fireworks, but just a little. My friend Lana stood up and outside the sunroof to get a better view. BOOM!!! I thought my life was going to end!!! LIGHTS BEHIND ME! My first thought was that it was the police!!! I WAS GOING  TO HAVE TO PAY A TICKET! We should’ve stayed in!! I kept slowly driving because I didn’t know if they were really coming for me. Lana sat down and I’m just like OMG OMG WHY!!?? Now the police want me!!

Finally I stopped because this police car wouldn’t stop following me. Traffic was stopped again, so the police could get out and come talk to me at anytime. It took him a pretty long time to get out the car. But when this man finally got out, I realized it wasn’t a police car. WHY DID THEY HAVE THOSE FLASHING LIGHTS IN THEIR WINDSHIELD LIKE THAT!? Stepping outside that fake police car was just a man overly excited for the New Years!! He got out and danced with the crowd surrounding all the cars. I then realized we weren’t going anywhere for a long time. The sunroof wasn’t a bad idea, the pictures did look great up there. It was a view of the perfect New Year’s Eve!

Getting To Know Speedy

For those of you who don’t know me, which is many of you, my name is Cassie, otherwise known as Speedy. I am a senior here at Warren Central and luckily I am nearing the finish line of my high school career.

I am 17 years old and my birthday is on July 1st, in case you are feeling generous and would like to get me a gift. However, I do not get my special day all to myself because I have to share it with my twin sister. Yes, you read that correctly; I have a twin. Turns out she is also in radio. Her name is Chrissy, but we all call her Smiles. We do have a podcast in case you would like to listen. It’s called Twin Talks and you can find it here. So if you ever get really really, bored you can check that out.

You see, me and Smiles share a lot of things. Radio, a mother, friends, and even sports. I am a part of the varsity lacrosse team here at Warren as well and I have been playing since my freshman year. Lacrosse is a big part of my life now and in the last four years I have fallen in love with it. It has pushed me to not only become a better athlete, but also a better student and person. I’ve learned to push through obstacles I’m not sure I can overcome. In fact, I enjoy playing lacrosse so much that I am going to play it in college.

I have decided to spend the next four years of my life at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and I have decided to major in Pre-Veterinary Studies. I chose this career path because I have loved animals my entire life. If you know anything about me you know that a puppy is my biggest weakness. I don’t care where I am, if I see a puppy I will stop and talk to it like a newborn baby. The idea of helping animals in need makes me excited for my future and college.

Overall, I’m a pretty easy-going person who loves animals and most people. I’m excited to share my thoughts with you all throughout the next few months.

Until next time,

Speedy