What I've Learned My Junior Year

In my Junior year, I've learned that I can achieve what others believe is impossible. In my Junior year, I've learned that sometimes you need to pick and choose the classes you're going to succeed in, and those you will not. And in my Junior year, I've learned that the life ahead of me is going to be everything I want it to be.


Last year, my guidance counselor requested a note from my mother, allowing her "Crazy daughter to enroll in three English classes even though it may just kill her." Well, it didn't. I can't say I earned all A's, but I always made Highest Honors even if my report card didn't show it. (Profile didn't calculate my Sociology, Photography, and online classes into my GPA, or else I would have earned Highest Honors third quarter!)


Every year since 2nd trimester in sixth grade, I have received all A's. This year, however, it was difficult. I earned a "B" in Chemistry and American Literature a few times, (not to mention my online Algebra II!) but those are the classes I honestly didn't strive to do my absolute best in. It's not that I'm a slacker, I'm just preoccupied with other activities!


In conclusion, I've also learned that my future will be fabulous. Today my vice principal asked me if I'd act as part of the "press" in tomorrow's Northern Pass meeting for students ("Live Free Or Fry!") It's not even 8am and I'm honored. This afternoon my very inspiring English teacher is taking me and my friend, Paige to the Village Book Store in an attempt to fill her new book shelves! It will be the beginning of my duties as her aide next year. =)


Finally, I'm excited for my internship at the Courier next year. I will learn so much and feel quite professional! I will also take an independent study for photography at Littleton High, as I love the class I'm currently in, and my teacher. Everything is looking up. I have my bug, my pictures, my blog, inspiration, and knowledge. When I go to college in a year, my life will truly be my own.


To Underclassmen: Avoid the feeling of hopelessness. You may not make that team, or hand in a homework assignment, but in five years will that matter? Not everything's a crisis, so let go of regrets after learning from them. Good luck.