Category: Horizons

As the end nears, life looks different

I?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.

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Senioritis a debilitating affliction

I?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.

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Knee holding up amid busy summer

Hey, 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.

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Living life by the numbers for now

So I?m kind of thinking of this column in terms of numbers?number of days until things happen, number of days since something has happened, number of any random thing that comes to my mind….

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Horizons- What are those Canadians uh-boat?

I?ve recently made a bunch of Canadian friends and got to visit them over Christmas break with my friend, Sara. We were crazy excited to hang out with them, but couldn?t stop laughing at how randomly different we were, as Americans. The differences we discovered don?t actually matter, but we just found them?odd.

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Horizons- “Responsibility” is a mixed package

I want to write a little about ?Responsibility.? I know what you?re probably thinking, and I totally agree. It?s a horrible, ugly thing, isn?t it?

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Horizons- Poverty exists here too, not just L.A.

This summer, as well last spring and the past two summers, I?ve had the incredible opportunity to work with the homeless during week-long trips to Los Angeles.

I realized that each person on the streets has a story, a time before he or she was homeless, and an individual reason for being so.

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Horizons-At last, freedom from schoolwork

So I?m pretty excited right now. I?m having a tough time sitting still as I?m writing this because I want so badly to be watching ?Scrubs? (my favorite TV show ever), or fishing, or watching ?The Little Mermaid,? or playing Nertz (a really wild card game), or sleeping, or coloring in my ?Finding Nemo? coloring book or anything that has nothing to do with writing (and therefore school).

Could this be evidence of ADD, or am I just excited about school being out?

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