If you’re an athlete, you understand the pregame jitters. You also may understand the feeling you get at practice the week or two leading up to your first game of the season. I am no different than you, surprise, surprise.
I don’t know about you, but summer is my favorite time of the year. There are many reasons as to why I’m counting down the days until Summer. Yes, no school, warm weather, and vacations play a big role in my excitement for Summer, but I’m most excited for concert season. Concert season is what makes every single Summer unforgettable. Getting ready for it is one of my favorite parts of the whole process. You never know who is going to come to your home town, and that is half the battle.
As an aspiring veterinarian, I am a person that is very passionate about saving animals. In fact, my aspirations to join the veterinary field stemmed from my strong love for them. Ever since I was a young girl I had this burning desire to help any animal in need. In fact, when I was six years old I had my first pet. He was an ant named Steve and I found him outside. To my six year-old self, he seemed incredibly lost and scared. So, I did what any normal six year-old would do. I brought him inside and put him in a pill bottle. I even gave him food and water. However, I was only six and did not fully understand the consequences of putting an ant in a pill bottle with water in the bottom. Needless to say, when I woke up the next morning I was devastated to see that my pet ant had drowned. Continue reading
Many students my age are going through the same dilemma. Who is going to be their college roommate? Now, if you got lucky enough to go to a college that a lot of your friends are going to, then good for you. However, if you are like me, then you are not that lucky and you know absolutely nobody that is going to the same college as you.
I’m sure you have binge watched a few of your favorite shows on Netflix, Hulu, or any other website that allows you to watch twenty episodes of the same show in the span of a day for a very low price each month. Turns out, I am no different. Since I was in the seventh grade I have been exposed to the idea of watching shows online, all at once, instead of watching them week-by-week on cable television. Therefore, I have watched my fair share of TV Dramas, thrillers, comedies, and everything in between.
Today, I’m finally going to answer the question that I have been asked my entire life: “What’s it like to have a twin?” When I say that I have been asked this question my entire life, I mean that I probably have been asked by the nurses who delivered me, “Hey, what’s it like having a twin?” And to answer that question, I’m not sure. I don’t have anything to really compare it to. I’ve never not a had a twin, so I don’t know how different it is to not have one. Usually when people ask me that question I reply with a sarcastic response that usually consists of asking them what it’s like to not have a twin. They typically don’t seem very satisfied with my answer. So, I decided that I would at least make an attempt to finally answer this very common question.
As we are three weeks in and the end is nearing quickly, many of you may be wonder, “Am I going to make it? Do I even want to make it?”. The answer is, yes,you are in fact going to make and you better want to make it. No matter how difficult it may seem, it is possible.
You have probably already chosen your New Year’s resolution. You’ve written it down on a note to hang up on your refrigerator to remind yourself every day of just how much you have not done to reach that goal. But, that’s okay because I can guarantee that you are not the only one. There are many more people out there who have done that exact same thing. Perhaps you’re like me though, and you haven’t even gotten around to finding the resolution that would fit you just right. Yes, I have procrastinated so much that I haven’t even given myself a goal to procrastinate achieving. However, just now at this moment, when I chose to write this blog, I decided to set myself some goals and share them with you. I believe that writing these goals down and actually sharing them with someone else will give me a tad bit more motivation to actually achieve them. However, that being said, no promises.
So, let’s get on with it. This year I would like to get every assignment, or at least close to every assignment, turned in. I want to get all A’s or at least nothing less than a high B on this semester’s final grades. I’d like to graduate with a higher GPA than I currently have and I would like to do everything in my power to enjoy this last, long stretch of senior year. That last one is a far reach, but after all we are supposed to challenge ourselves, right? I know you’re probably thinking that these goals are going to take a lot of motivation and hard work, which I may or may not have. However, I am aware of that and I am going to push myself to achieve these goals.
Outside of academics, I have a few goals as well. I would like to make the starting varsity team in lacrosse and take more shots on the goal. Usually, I’m very hesitant to shoot as I am nervous that I will miss. I want to work to remove that mentality from my playing. I also would like to get a second job this summer. I want to be able to work hard before I go to college and be able to pay for everything that I need to pay for before college, which is a lot. I would like to go on a vacation after graduation and not stress about school for a few weeks while I’m on a beach.
I know I am a procrastinator and would much rather sleep than wake up early or do homework, but I’m sure I can accomplish all that I have set my mind to and make it through these last few months of school. After all, I have made it this far. Now, if you haven’t gotten around to setting yourself some goals for this new year then I greatly encourage you to do it. I can already feel myself getting motivated to get up and get out there. Good luck to you all in 2017, whether needed or not.
Until next time,