Friday, August 20, 2010

School & Possibilities

Today marks halfway through the fourth week of my junior year and I am loving it. The days pass by so quickly, all of my classes are fun, full of friends, and really close together (which is fantastic), and I'm a part of Speech & Debate, Chess, and NHS.

It really amazes me how fast these past years have flown by, because I remember my first day of freshman year and thinking, 'I've got four years ahead of me to do everything I want'. I was genuinely looking forward to those four years, too. I had goals and expectations for myself and just had so many things planned out.

Then freshman year ended and I was no longer the bottom of the high school rank, but still an underclassman. Sophomore year went painstakingly slow, especially in the second semester, but like freshman year, it was suddenly over. Now, with many things I do, I think to myself, 'This year and the next. That's all you have.' And it's a sappy thing. It's sad because my high school expereince is half over, when it seemed just two short years ago that this day would never come; but it's also happy because I'm moving onto the next greatly anticipated phase of life- college.

So I'm trying to make the most out of my last two years of high school, joining clubs I never thought I'd join, like chess, and being more friendly and outgoing. I've gained many friends and gotten closer to more and I'm really excited to see what all of this will bring.

Now, the possibilities-well possibility-I'm talking about is the fact that I'm thinking of starting a vlog channel on YouTube. I'd call it 'The Life and Times of Ellie D.' and I'd just talk about what's going on in my life, maybe do some hauls, and then I'd have a section called 'Ask Me Mondays' where subscribers could email me questions such as 'Why is the sky blue?' or 'What is the name of Band of Horses' new album?' Just whatever they wanted to, so long as it was appropriate. I'd just have to figure out how to do everything, like upload and edit the video, since my computer is incredibly old.

I may be learning how to play the drums (!!!) and will hopefully be getting a job soon. I am excited for life!