Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 28 July 2009 14:01Wow. It’s weird to think that in 18 days I’m going to be driving up to Chicago for school. Just 18 sleeps.
I feel like my summer has been flying by—so much to take care of college-wise, trying to get lots of work hours, wanting to hang out as much as I can before I take off—and my mind is totally all over the place.
This article will probably be an accurate representation of how scattered my mind is. I hope you can see past its A.D.D. qualities and possibly find my racing mind “cute” or “endearing” or something. OK. Ready, set, go?
I guess the first thing on my mind is college. It just seems weird that I’m ACTUALLY going to be away at school. I’ve dreamed about it pretty much forever, so it’s so strange and...
Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 28 April 2009 13:52In 15 calendar days, 11 school days, or after 72 more hours of class, I will be done with high school. Forever. Hooray!
It seems I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing lately. It’s just weird to think that I’m almost a high school graduate. My friends and I have talked about it so much, but always in a future context. I can’t wrap my brain around the concept of it being us, now and real—and just a few days away.
I wrote my first column in 2006, reflecting on my freshman year. As this is the last column I’ll write while still in high school, I’ve decided to do more reflecting.
At the beginning of my...
Written by Abi Humber Friday, 02 January 2009 04:08I’m there. Halfway through my last year of high school.
Everyone is telling me that everything goes especially fast from this point on, and I really can’t decide how I feel about that. Part of me just wants to be done with high school already, but there’s this other part that is so scared to move on, leave things and people behind, and start over.
Just a few months ago, when my freshmen college friends were talking about missing people from high school, I decided I was going to be just fine when I was in that position. I’d miss my family a little and maybe a couple friends from time to time, but it wouldn’t be a big deal.
I just wanted to wrap up this “high school thing” and move onto bigger (and better?) things. What...
Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 28 October 2008 14:25I’ve been trying to put this column together for five days now and still have no idea what I’m going to write about. Somehow, every time I sit at the computer to start brainstorming I end up on Facebook, looking for new music or shopping for things I’ll never have the money to buy.
Finally, after wasting a disgusting amount of time and reaching a productivity level of ZERO, I’ve realized I just need to make myself sit down and write. I’m not going to let myself do anything else until this is finished. I don’t even have Facebook open!
That’s actually untrue. Wait.... OK, NOW it’s not open.
I think my nauseating lack of motivation is a result of Senioritis. I’m well aware that I’m only a quarter of the way through...
Written by Abi Humber Tuesday, 29 July 2008 14:16Hey, kids. Thanks to everyone who has been asking me about the status of my recovering ACL. I really do appreciate your concern and stuff. However, I realize that not all of you see me every day at the pool or grocery store but are DYING to know how I’m doing…so I’ll just give you a wee little update.
Since I’ve been cleared to do “whatever” as long as it doesn’t make my knee “hurt or swell,” I’ve been trying to spend as much time as my body will allow getting back into the swing of things.
My doctor and coach have told me that could take as long as a year for me to trust my knee fully and play basketball “normally,” but I want to play so badly that I’m willing to put in the time and work.
A few days ago I...
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